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1,000 Words on the Next 1,000 Days

Jasmine Whitbread | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Jasmine Whitbread

On April 5, 2013 it will have been 4,594 days since 189 nations made a commitment to deliver the eight Millennium Development Goals, and marks 1,000 days left to make them happen.

A Thousand Days to Keep the Millennium Promise

Ban Ki-moon | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Ban Ki-moon

On April 5th, the world will reach a vital moment in history's largest and most successful anti-poverty push -- the 1,000-day mark before the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Make the Most of What You've Got: Small States in the Spotlight

Min Zhu | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Min Zhu

Some small states have been able to overcome certain size-related challenges by achieving higher levels of such growth determinants as openness, education, and financial development. The key to achieving economic success may be to pursue policies that exploit their advantages and offset their disadvantages.

Slums and Service Delivery for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Whether due to resource constraints, capacity constraints, lack of urban planning and management, or lack of political will, many cities struggle to keep up with the increasing demand of an exploding urban population.

Abundance

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Ricardo B. Salinas

Is it possible that advancing technology will permit us to end poverty, sickness, and other serious problems?

Why Development Works

Asma Lateef | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Asma Lateef

Our global success depends on countries working together to solve the problems of hunger and poverty. Development assistance is one of the most effective ways to transform lives around the world.

5 Mistakes Companies Make When Going Mobile

Chris O'Connor | Posted 05.18.2013 | Technology
Chris O'Connor

The benefits of mobilization in the enterprise are well documented - increased revenue, employee retention and happier customers are just a few. However, when mobile strategies fail it costs businesses precious time and a lot of money.

What's Become of International Relief -- 34 Years Later

Richard Walden | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Richard Walden

Charity watchdog sites rate charities on their financial growth and on the transparency of their publicly-shared information... but have yet to be able to meaningfully measure the quality or usefulness of their programs.

Design's Secret Agents -- The 007s of Tomorrow

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Soren Petersen

At the end of the day, James Bond gains no fame, glory or money. He remains the anonymous Agent 007, unfettered and always prepared to save the world once again. This sounds a lot like the life of a designer.

Haiti: A Hope, a Promise and an Opportunity

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Progress is being made and worldwide government and humanitarian efforts have been helpful. The U.S. needs to keep the pressure on the Haitian government to maintain the development of its democratic institutions.

Five Steps to Help Fragile Countries

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 05.14.2013 | World
Jim Yong Kim

It's no easy task to re-build after a descent into conflict. We need to transform the way we all engage with fragile and conflict-affected states. So what does it take?

The Promise of a Plant in the Fight Against Malaria

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Dora Joseph, 31, is raising four children in a tin-roofed, two-room house nestled in the remote green hills of northwestern Tanzania. Her eyes are tired and dampened with worry.

How Sports Can Help the Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Read on to learn more about initiatives using sports for development in six cities across the globe -- from Nairobi, Mumbai, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Cairo, and Jakarta.

In Defense of Defense Cuts

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
G. Benjamin Bingham

What if we rather considered this a sudden boon in terms of freed up resources for the good? How about picturing the move from swords to plowshares? We seem to be spending more than half of our tax revenues on military stuff and that has been increasing by about 9 percent per year.

A Jobs Solution Worthy of Replication

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThere are many existing industries across Kenya that could benefit from having an increasing number of skilled workers.

Leadership and Management Tips: Strategic Lessons Anyone Can Learn From Startups

Scott Steinberg | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Too many companies start with an overambitious plan which they're pre-committed to adhere to. The wiser goal: Work to build a small, loyal fan base and stable recurring revenues, then reinvest in expanding your product and company.

Head vs. Heart

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The mystery surrounding fundraising has led many people, usually board members, to ask: What makes a good fundraising executive?

Development Directors and Their Challenges

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.27.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

A fascinating article recently published in the L.A. Times evaluated reasons why arts organizations and other not-for-profit institutions have problems meeting their fundraising goals.

Hotel In Haiti Symbolizes Future Growth

Tanyella Evans | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Tanyella Evans

Coming to Haiti "for business" may seem like a contradiction in terms to anyone familiar with the headlines on this impoverished nation. Nevertheless,...

Food Play And Brain Development

Bill & Claire Wurtzel | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Bill & Claire Wurtzel

Play is essential in the development of children's brains. It helps promote cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth. Imaginative food play is fun and teaches children about good nutrition, but it is much more.

Waste Less to Feed More

Robert Hormats | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Robert Hormats

Enormous quantities of food in many countries are needlessly lost or rendered less nutritious or less palatable due to inefficient processing, spoilage, exposure to heat, devastation by insects and rodents, and other avoidable factors.

Building Hope Through Education

Ed Gragert | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Ed Gragert

A universal quality education must be inclusive of pre-primary, primary and secondary education to successfully create a skilled workforce ready to take on the jobs available in our current and future economies.

Pigeon Study Contradicts Darwinian Natural Selection

Stuart A. Newman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Science
Stuart A. Newman

Despite the unknowns in the identity and action of the cr-associated gene in generating the crest, one thing is certain about it: it is a "gene of large effect." Such genes were written out of the mid-20th-century Darwinian synthesis.

Myanmar: Cautionary Tales for a Country on the Move

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Stephen P. Groff

After decades of isolation, Myanmar has an extraordinary amount of work to do on every imaginable front. Can a nation once intentionally isolated from the world be rebuilt from the outside in?

Give The Urban Poor Opportunity, Not Just Charity

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.11.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Providing the poor and marginalized with employment is the best way to help them lift themselves out of poverty.