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Build Dynamic Capabilities Through the Use of Design

Soren Petersen | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Soren Petersen

Successful organizations master continuous self-renewal by constantly building competitive capabilities. To mold their environment to their advantage ...

"Scientific Development" and China's Leadership Transition

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 03.05.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

The coming year will see China's leadership transition from a decade under President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao to a new cadre of younger leaders.

Using Mobile Technology to Take Nonprofits on the Road

Dylan Kendall | Posted 03.04.2012 | Impact
Dylan Kendall

In 2012, I propose nonprofits look at the way they've traditionally approached fundraising and programming goals and turn them upside down.

USAID: Building Resiliency In The Horn of Africa

Tom Murphy | Posted 02.27.2012 | Good News
Tom Murphy

Programming in the HoA seeks to give people living in the region the ability to adjust to the cyclical droughts that return every few years. Feed the Future is one USAID program that hopes to build the capacity to withstand weather challenges.

Has Globalization Helped or Hurt Women?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 02.15.2012 | Women
Marcelo Giugale

The idea sounded good. Faced with competition from cheap imports, employers would ditch their prejudices and start hiring workers strictly for their skills -- irrespective of gender.

The Tunis Imperative: Human Rights and Development In the Wake of the Arab Spring

Navi Pillay | Posted 02.09.2012 | World
Navi Pillay

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted on 10 December 1948. Today, on the streets of our cities, people are demanding that governments and international institutions make good on this promise

How Tomorrow's Infrastructure Will Be Built

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Ideology is being replaced by standards. Never-ending arguments about privatization, who should own the electricity company, have given way to public discussions about performance, who can avoid more black-outs.

Advocacy on FEEEDS/FE3DS®: Key Global Human and Development Issues

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

There are several key issues of our day that require constant advocacy and dialogue to ensure that we as a global community are doing our utmost to make the world a better place for the next generations.

More Than Good Intentions: Making Development Assistance Work

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 01.28.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

Is aid worth it? Does it make a positive difference in the lives of poor people in developing countries? Or is it merely lining the pockets of corrupt officials at a time when more and more western taxpayers are struggling to make ends meet?

From Prostitution to... First Grade

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

When we invest in girls -- we all win. Our communities are stronger. Our families are healthier. And our collective future is brighter.

Winners, Losers and the Beauty of Impact Analysis

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Whether reforms follow or not, the uncovering the true meaning of what our leaders do, has irresistible appeal in-and-of itself. No wonder impact analysis has become almost an academic obsession to the new generation of economists.

The Schoolbag Haiti

Erin Schrode | Posted 01.16.2012 | Education
Erin Schrode

How did an American environmental activist, a Canadian student, an Australian lawyer-to-be, a social media expert living in Hong Kong, a South African businessman, a Dominican development specialist, and a Haitian mental health worker end up on this Caribbean island?

'Speak To The Baby!' And Other Rules About Speech We Don't Need To Follow

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

During the times I was alone with the baby and the toddler was at preschool, I treasured the moments of quiet, relishing in the child that could not yet talk. As Phyllis Diller so eloquently put: "We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up."

How the Global 1% Shape the World's Development Agenda

Peter Bosshard | Posted 12.28.2011 | World
Peter Bosshard

Key decisions about the sector cannot be left to undemocratic, non-transparent institutions. Civil society groups have started to pry open the echo chambers of the G20 and its cooperation with other powerful actors.

What Hurricane Irene Taught Me About Divorce

Laura Campbell | Posted 12.21.2011 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

When Irene came through, I had no idea of just how significantly my property had been affected and how long the clean-up would take. My divorce, like Irene, also came tearing through my life, leaving chaos and a major mess behind it.

Not The America I Love

Richard Stearns | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion
Richard Stearns

The very real needs of Americans pale in comparison to the needs foreign aid addresses. Poor families around the world are right now starving to death. If we cut American aid, we can be sure that millions will die.

For Kids, God Makes It True

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Young children do a pretty good job of distinguishing fantastic stories from realistic ones.

Faith, Fisabilillah And Fostering Development

Ajarat Bada | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Ajarat Bada

I have come to realize that faith by itself only has the power to motivate; the manifestation of that motivation, however, lies with the individual.

US Approach to Punishing Pakistan Is Ineffective: Why Bridges, Books & Butter Approach Will Win Hearts and Minds

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Contrary to popular opinion among U.S. foreign policymakers, the way to undermine growth of insurgencies in Pakistan is not through drone strikes, air and night raids, or covert operations,

Designing New Financial Instruments

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business
Soren Petersen

Our current financial system, with its high dynamic and detail complexity is sensitive to manipulation and prone to herd-behavior. The outcome is often creative destruction, leading to the poorly tolerated periodic bubbles and bursts.

A Commitment for Change: Partnering With Governments to Scale What Works

Tim Hanstad | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Tim Hanstad

Too often at the Clinton Global Initiative we hear how companies and NGOs are partnering to fix a problem. That is great. But it is missing the crucial third strand of the braid -- governments.

Progress Can Make Us More Spiritual, Not Less

Duane Elgin | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Duane Elgin

Ephemeralism does not turn away from the material side of life; instead, this principle of living calls forth a new partnership where the material and the non-material aspects of life co-evolve and grow in concert with one another.

Trillion-Dollar Bills on the Sidewalk: Why Don't More Economists Study Emigration?

Michael Clemens | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
Michael Clemens

According to the latest research, one of the biggest growth opportunities in the world economy lies not in the mobility of goods or capital, but in the mobility of labor.

Fundraising Is Not About Being Charming to Rich People

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.06.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Many board members, especially, think of a fundraiser as an alchemist, turning nice lunches into gold. While this lack of understanding provides job security for the fundraiser, both skilled and unskilled, it is terribly dangerous for our field.

10 Things You Should Know About the State Department and USAID

Thomas R. Nides | Posted 10.25.2011 | World
Thomas R. Nides

The United States is a leader for peace, progress and prosperity, and the State Department and USAID help deliver that. All of this (and more) costs the American taxpayer about one percent of the overall federal budget.