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Development, Corruption, Hindutva -- Indian Elections 2014

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Chaitanya Kumar

In this politically charged atmosphere, I experienced sparks of madness and maturity that were exhibited by the people in Benaras.

She-lanthropy: Abby Falik's Unique, Life-Altering Way to Bridge School to Life and Back Again

Farah Mohamed | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Farah Mohamed

As founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year, Falik is crystal clear that her organization is not a typical freshman year, not a traditional gap year and not a study abroad program.

Teaching Leaders What to Stop

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

As a 10-year board member of the Peter Drucker Foundation, I had many opportunities to listen to Peter Drucker, the world's authority on management. D...


Richard Koch | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

I was walking over Richmond Bridge, many years ago, when I saw a well-dressed man in his twenties walked briskly past me, talking animatedly to himsel...

Calestous Juma On Why Africa Needs GM Crops

April Zhu | Posted 05.02.2014 | Green
April Zhu

Sub-Saharan African countries have been slow to adopt modern agricultural tools like GM seeds. To date, commercial GM crops can only be planted in three countries on the continent.

NYC Tech Growth Booming, Education Not Keeping Pace, Signs of Hope

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
André Corrêa d'Almeida

New data released by the Census Bureau shows that even though the recession has ended, the city's poverty rate continues to increase, and the gap between the rich and poor is on the rise. Information and communication technology, however, offers signs of hope.

4 High-Level Languages for Front-End Developers

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 07.01.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

High-level languages involve giving the programmer all the necessary tools to make his/her life a lot easier. These high-level programming languages are more human, and more friendly to the eyes. Thus, a high-level language will usually be much easier to read, write and maintain.

Five Ways to Make Your Dreams Become a Reality

Lauren Galley | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
Lauren Galley

There is no greater feeling than accomplishing your goals, so get off the couch and seize the day! I am going to pay it forward today and share with you Kirsty's top five tips on following your dreams and not taking "no" for an answer.

An Underdog Story in Global Development

Weh Yeoh | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Weh Yeoh

For the past year, I have worked, mostly on a voluntary basis, with CABDICO, a local Cambodian non-profit organization working with people with disabilities.

Joshua Hersh

Afghanistan Special Investigator Drops Hammer On State Department Waste | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.25.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- The special investigator tasked with assessing America's deployment of resources in Afghanistan over the past decade launched a trio of da...

Four Decades after the 'Third Wave of Democratization' and the Irrelevance of Political Parties' Differences in Portugal: 1974-2014

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 02.19.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

In the last forty years, periods of economic growth, stagnation, and recession have occurred in equal measure irrespective of which party held the power.

One Night in Katmandu

Nevo I. Shinaar | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Nevo I. Shinaar

For Passover is not merely a celebration of the triumphant emancipation of the Hebrew slaves of old, it is also a time for contemplation of the basic human phenomena that seem to recur time and time again throughout history.

Scaling Up Education: Finding New Financing Methods

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

It looks like funding for education aid is always going to be a source of controversy. Disbursed aid levels for education in developing countries are barely reaching one-third of what governments have committed to.

Is "Voluntourism" Itself Being Exploited?

Daniela Papi | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Daniela Papi

I'd love to see the image of volunteer travel shift away from people jumping off a plane saying "I'm here to help you!" to saying "I'm here to learn from you how I can be of help, now, or in the future."

On Earth Day, Remember the World's Poor

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

By Bill O'Keefe Today is Earth Day, bringing to mind images that have been thought of since the first such celebration in 1970, of belching smokestac...

Failing in Development is Acceptable as Long as You Learn

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.21.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

Get comfortable with the fact that your code is going to fail and disappoint you, because that's the only way forward.

Show Me the Money: How to Make Governments Work

Keith W. McLean | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Keith W. McLean

One important piece of the puzzle can be summed up thus: Open budgets = transparent budget processes + open data + citizen engagement.

Missing a Trick? Making Natural Resources Work for Development

Dana Wilkins | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Dana Wilkins

Next week, over 1,000 government officials, aid donors, NGO reps, and private businesses will descend on Mexico City for the first meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC).

Passion, Fashion and Development

Keneuoe Mphutlane | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Keneuoe Mphutlane

The objects were picked on the basis of their use to the young girls in their daily lives and conducted in different provinces of Rwanda. It revealed that the majority of the girls picked the sewing machine over the other objects.

Effective Development On a Mac

J. Randall Hunt | Posted 06.09.2014 | Huffpost Code
J. Randall Hunt

A lot of developers use Macs these days because it's the hot new thing. Unfortunately Macs are not the greatest development platform in the world out ...

20 Years After Genocide in Rwanda, Violence Against the Global Poor Still a Reality

Gary Haugen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Gary Haugen

Billions of the poorest people throughout the developing world know in a terrible and personal way the same truth the Rwanda genocide taught me: Violence has the power to destroy everything -- and is unstopped by our other responses to poverty.

20 Years Later, Rwanda Is Succeeding

Josh Ruxin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Josh Ruxin

Rwanda had to create something virtually unique in Africa: government that was corruption-free, a plan to turn away foreign aid as soon as possible, and a reliance on business standards to encourage competition and efficiency.

Are Genetically Modified Crops Good for Sub-Saharan Africa? An Overview

April Zhu | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
April Zhu

The model itself is complex, incorporating the activities of multiple countries and goods, but the concept is simple: If all else remains equal, how much more money can we expect sub-Saharan Africans to make if they just switched to GM?

Syrian Crisis Creating a Lost Generation

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Hani Almadhoun

Others I met on my journey around Lebanon's camps were positive and resourceful in spite of nearly impossible conditions. But, for how much longer?

Power of Sport to Inform, Empower and Transform

Dr. Mary Hums | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mary Hums

In August 2013 the United Nations declared that April 6 will now be recognized as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP). ...