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A Parade of Humanity - HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 07.06.2011 | World
Reporters Uncensored

By Maura Kelly In mid-April I traveled to Ethiopia and zigzagged 1000 miles across the rolling hills and towns of the northern Amhara region with the...

What Do Jim Grant and Melanne Verveer Have in Common?

Stephenie Foster | Posted 06.21.2011 | Impact
Stephenie Foster

If we are successful at mainstreaming gender and valuing women and girls, we will have better outcomes across the board.

Building Prosperity Through Small Business Entrepreneurs: An Update

Randall Kempner | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business
Randall Kempner

In developing countries, there are many other firms with good ideas that can both address a social challenge and earn profits. However, the vast majority of small business entrepreneurs lack access to resources they need to thrive.

Why Three Cups of Tea Won't Save Afghanistan

Rachel Newcomb | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Rachel Newcomb

While we find ourselves getting riled up over literary half-truths, the budget to foreign aid -- particularly of the type that might contribute to a deeper understanding of places like Afghanistan -- is under threat.

Knowledge Is Power: Transparency and Participation Will Be the Drivers of Effective Development

Rebecca Harris | Posted 06.19.2011 | World
Rebecca Harris

If effective, informed development is, in fact, the desired endpoint of the World Bank and partner international organizations, they must strive to empower communities and encourage local ownership, fostering a true and equal partnership with civil society.

Urban Engines -- American Cities Must Grow

Greg Selkoe | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Greg Selkoe

My name is Greg Selkoe and I am an entrepreneur. This is a phrase I am proud of and no matter what the activity, whether it was when I worked at City ...

Memos From the Developing World: Violence and the Failure of Institutions

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

We can build institutions good enough and legitimate enough not just to prevent violent conflict, but also to avoid falling back into it. The police will be "good" when the streets are safe.

A Roadmap for Muslim Philanthropy

Tom Arnold | Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact
Tom Arnold

I recently had the privilege to attend the Fourth World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists in Dubai. One of the conference's key priorities is innovation in the fight against global hunger.

Money Can't Buy Equality

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.30.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Conventional wisdom suggests that growth is sufficient for poverty reduction and social progress, but is this the case in South Asia? Perhaps not.

Can Half Of The World's Least Developed Countries Escape Poverty By 2020?

Posted 05.29.2011 | Impact

In anticipation of the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, a group of leading development experts has released a report...

Memos From The Developing World: Cairo, Corruption and Cultural Change

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

What makes a middle-class, middle-age, Middle-Eastern mother risk her life, liberty and livelihood to join street demonstrators and stand up against a...

Macro-Disasters

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Over the past 10 years more than 2.6 billion (yes, billion with a "B") have been affected by natural catastrophes, compared with 1.6 billion in the previous decade. Why the drastic increase?

How Do You Spell Democracy?

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Peacekeepers and observers may produce fairer elections in Haiti -- but education is the first step towards democracy.

Dignity, Self-Sufficiency and Potable Water This World Water Day

Nicole Skibola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nicole Skibola

World Water Day marks the Adventure Project's first major push around its water campaign, "Keep It Clean," an initiative that supports global NGO WaterAid.

The Day After Tomorrow: Commodities And Uncomfortable Natural Riches

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Commodity prices are experiencing a lot of volatility right now, with food and oil prices nearing record highs. But what about the medium-term? The an...

Village Green: Solving Sprawl with Basketball

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

The hero of this story is then-Wizards/Capitals owner Abe Pollin, who moved his teams from the suburbs to a transit-rich location in downtown DC.

Corruption Threatens India's Growth

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

A spate of high-profile corruption scandals has rocked the Indian government in the last few months and is threatening foreign investor confidence.

How Human Rights Have Contributed to Development

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The global push to reduce poverty and malnutrition is a great example where we increasingly draw insights from both development and human rights.

New U.S. Afghanistan-Pakistan Rep Is Head Firefighter And Head Gardener

Nancy Birdsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nancy Birdsall

Marc Grossman has courageously agreed to take up what has been called "the worst job in the world" -- special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Books Without Borders

Laura Munson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laura Munson

Borders is bankrupt. People are crawling out of the woodwork with opinions. I'm not one of them. I'm not sure what to think.

Ambassador Blasts U.S. Militarization of Foreign Policy and Development

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Hughes

Ronald E. Neumann, former ambassador to Afghanistan, delivered a refreshing allocution on Wednesday denouncing the progressive militarization of U.S. foreign policy and underlining the perils it has wrought.

Demonstrators Overthrow Al Jazeera

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

(Doha, Qatar) - In the latest twist to the wave of protests spreading across the Middle East, demonstrators have overthrown the Al Jazeera television ...

The Poor Are Paying the Price of the Food Cost Spike

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The recent hike in food prices is bringing food costs near the dangerous levels of 2008, creating enormous vulnerabilities in developing countries.

Nature in New York City

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

It isn't easy being green in the Big Apple. Over the past century, 75% of the city's woodlands, wetlands and meadows have been destroyed.

A 3D Approach to US Foreign Policy

Lisa Schirch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Schirch

What does it mean for the US to take a 3D -- development, diplomacy, and defense -- approach to foreign policy?