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Grab the Land

Josh Tetrick | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

For millions of indigenous villagers and pastoralists it means forced relocation, loss of livelihoods, and a death blow to their ancient cultures. Ethiopia is a sad example of the worst of these outcomes.

Sustainability Is the Sensible Alternative

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

More people in the world are living better, but the natural world that underpins this prosperity is constantly being eroded.

World Tuberculosis Day -- Do We Really Need It?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Is apathy and the financial crisis what stand between us and the saving the lives of people who lack access to basic prevention and treatment?

Yay! Summers Not Nominated

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

That collective sigh you hear is mass relief that Larry Summers will not be the next World Bank president. In fact, the actual U.S. nominee, Dartmo...

Myanmar: First Steps

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

The road ahead still looks daunting, but the opportunity for Myanmar's people is simply too great to turn back.

Jeff Sachs Is the Best Choice for President of the World Bank

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

President Obama should appoint Jeff Sachs President of the World Bank. Jeff is, without doubt, the world's top development economist.

Who Will Be Africa's Brazil?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

The Brazilian "model" is one of balance -- between economic discipline and social solidarity, efficiency and equity, markets and people. That's worth imitating in Africa.

Saw Kony 2012? A Must Read New Book on Conflict and Aid

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
Tom Murphy

The timing of the Kony 2012 campaign is quite apt in light of the recent release of Dr Samantha Nutt's memoir-cum-aid commentary Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies & Aid.

Design Briefs Advance Performance

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Soren Petersen

Maintaining an open perspective while staying focused on a goal can cause any aspiring design star to run in circles, wasting much of their valuable time and energy. Can a couple of hours spent composing an Inspirational Design Brief significantly improve their performance?

Choosing the Next President of the World Bank

Patrick Sharma | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business
Patrick Sharma

Robert Zoellick's recent announcement that he will step down as president of the World Bank in June has cast new light on an old problem: who should lead the Bank and how should he or she be chosen?

In All-India General Strike, Workers Go All Out Against Neoliberalism

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

India's economic ascent seems like it should be the envy of the world's richest nations. Except Indian workers just gave the boosters of global capitalism a few million second thoughts.

Make Development Part of the Equation

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Muhammad H. Zaman

With increasing globalization and loss of manufacturing in the U.S., it's high time we think about what our engineers of today and tomorrow should look like.

Why the World Bank Needs Jeff Sachs at the Helm

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Given the World Bank's focus on poverty, economics and climate, and given Sachs' wealth of experience in all three, there is no better candidate.

Celebrating Greatness: Jerry Hildebrand

Saul Garlick | Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact
Saul Garlick

On Feb. 16, 2012 one of the most important people in the world turned 70 years old. He is not a household name, but the ripples of his influence have ...

A State of Hope in a State of Uncertainty

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

In a world in economic turmoil, calls for greater fiscal austerity, leaner social entitlements, and smaller government expenditures are seemingly ubiq...

Nursing Southern Somalia Through Civil War And Famine

Tommy Standun | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
Tommy Standun

Many organizations have been driven from the country by insecurity, and the provision of supplies is severely restricted as roads are often closed by various militia and military forces. But there is hope as Somali citizens provide assistance to their own.

What A Nonprofit In One Of The Poorest Countries Can Teach Us About Job Creation

Susan Davis | Posted 04.29.2012 | Impact
Susan Davis

How do we address the looming problem of youth unemployment in the developing world? The question was top of mind Monday at the United Nations Economi...

Social Programs Vs. Entitlements: Setting the Record Straight

Tom Murphy | Posted 04.22.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Millions of Americans have been hit hard by the economic downturn and are working hard to escape the trap of poverty. Mischaracterizing social welfare programs makes it hard to adequately understand and address these problems.

$2 A Year Can Keep Mothers And Their Families Healthy In The Developing World

Suzanne Skees | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

The non-profit Freedom From Hunger is working to help 1.3 million women facing extreme poverty in developing nations work hard towards goals to grow, advance, and develop themselves, their families, and their communities.

Designing With Marginalized Users

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.15.2012 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Crowdsourcing a challenge can provide multiple viewpoints and give a quick overview of emerging trends and beliefs within the design community.

The Birth of an Immigration Fiction

Michael Clemens | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Michael Clemens

Last week a UK minister created an economic myth about immigration to his country, and it's useful to watch how and why it arose.

Wait... I'm Confused Now

Hayden Bixby | Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact
Hayden Bixby

We can't meet only the needs of individual children if we expect them to mature into adults that can be productive within a thriving community. Cura Village, as it turns out, thrives without us.


Hayden Bixby | Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact
Hayden Bixby

A group of local businessmen recently came to the Cura Orphanage to make a donation of food, blankets, and, especially school shoes. Thinking about the new shoes got me thinking, too.

How America Can Profit From the 'Asian Century'

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

Many have dubbed this the 'Asian Century' with Asia's robust economies leading us to believe that all is well in a region that has generated some of the fastest growth and poverty reduction in history.

The Future of Foreign Aid Money

Tom Murphy | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Reuters is stepping up to provide more comprehensive coverage of humanitarian aid. Recently, they launched the 'Future of Aid' section that is filled ...