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The Princess of the Dominican Republic

Daniel Davis | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Daniel Davis

I had the opportunity in April of this year to join a group traveling to the Dominican Republic to minister to their "ultra-poor." My expectation was that we would be able to provide some needed food and supplies. What I never expected was to cross the path of a woman who towered above we visiting Americans in passion, heart and character.

How to Help the Relief Efforts in Syria and Iraq

Tammara Fort | Posted 09.26.2014 | Impact
Tammara Fort

We hear updates everyday about the ongoing ISIS and civil war crises in Syria and Iraq. The stories on the news are horrifying and the personal stori...

Counting on Girls

Julia Gillard | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Julia Gillard

As girls are critical to successful education outcomes -- we especially need to ensure we collect gender-sensitive, disaggregated data. Girls' access to schooling, their progress through school and learning outcomes will tell us a lot about what works, and what doesn't.

Get Out! - The Only Sane Response to the Islamic State

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

The Islamic State (ISIS) proves the law of unintended consequences. Congratulations America! We killed Christianity in the Middle East and unleashed a terror organization with far greater reach and power than Al Qaeda ever possessed.

Changing the Way We Change the World

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

In 2012, after quitting my corporate job on first day, I was idealistic and determined to change the world. So much so, I decided to start with Africa. This is probably the most clichéd beginning for a story of many young Millennial "change-makers."

Learning Champions Stand Up for International Literacy Day

Julia Gillard | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Julia Gillard

I find it almost impossible to imagine life without literacy. But not being able to read is the day to day reality for billions of people.

Ending Gender-Based Violence Around the World

Nazanin Boniadi | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Nazanin Boniadi

Women and girls, men and boys all share the right to live free of violence, which is, unfortunately, experienced by both men and women. Women and girls, however, disproportionately experience violence due to a deeply rooted global culture of gender discrimination.

Sam Stein

Rand Paul's Anti-Foreign Aid Policy Attacked By Fellow Republican

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP speechwriter Michael Gerson argued Sunday that Republican Sen. Rand Paul's position against foreign aid could create heavy humanitar...

UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Helping Colombian Refugees Transition Amid Poverty and Risks

Nick Sexton | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Nick Sexton

"There is a huge difference between having the food vouchers and not having them. For us it has been a great help because we arrived here in Ecuador empty-handed. We didn't know where we were going nor what we were going to do."

World Bank Reports on Actions Against Corrupt Corporations

Frank Vogl | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Frank Vogl

A radical transformation has taken place at the World Bank when it comes to going after crooked firms. Two decades ago, the Bank refused to acknowledge the corruption issue. Now, this has changed.

GOP Rep Thinks U.S. Foreign Policy Focuses Too Much On Abortion, LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said in a radio interview last week that U.S. foreign policy under President Barack Obama focuses too much on abortion and L...

What We Need to Learn From the Ebola Epidemic

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Science
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Luckily, the two Americans who received ZMapp, the new experimental drug for Ebola, seem to be improving, which holds great promise and hope for thousands of other people but also raises broader ethical issues and questions.

John Kerry Accidentally Sanctions Self

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.21.2014 | Comedy
Peter Van Buren

"I'm still not sure exactly what happened," said gaffe-prone, beleaguered Secretary of State John Kerry, "but I'm told I agreed to sanctions on myself."

This Is Where You Don't Want Your Tax Dollars Going

Danielle Higgins | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Danielle Higgins

Though I surely did not become more conservative with age or my first paycheck, I found a few things that I do not want my tax dollars funding. Unless we stand up for our values and make an attempt to have some say in where our tax dollars are going, we are complicit in the very types of oppression to which we are ideologically opposed.

Governance Matters: Civil Society Voice and Performance at the World Cup

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Daniel_Kaufmann

These days, a soccer World Cup is a multi-billion dollar project, with a number of financial "winners," such as FIFA, and many losers, given the development priorities that are sacrificed to build gleaming stadia. Does this also mean that one can explain a nation's success at the cup largely by money?

The Devil, the Detail, and the Future of Development

Dana Wilkins | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Dana Wilkins

Corruption is a disaster for development. It wastes the resources that can build sustainable economies, guts confidence in government, and fuels inequality and conflict.

Government Audit Finds Hydropower Aid Doesn't Benefit the Poor

Peter Bosshard | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Norway is a leading voice in the global dams debate and is often considered a model in development and energy finance. A new audit adds to the growing evidence that large hydropower projects are not effective at reducing poverty, and that better tools for achieving this goal exist.

How -- And Why -- The International Community Is Rallying to Educate More of the World's Children

Julia Gillard | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Julia Gillard

The stakes could not be greater. More than 58 million children around the world are simply not in school and 250 million are not acquiring the basic knowledge and skills they should by grade four.

Barack Obama: A Foreign Policy That Fails by Trying to Do Too Much

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The ultimate folly is the belief that people are infinitely malleable, that Americans have been anointed to shape and mold humanity against its will, and that there is nothing which cannot be achieved through a few bombing runs, an occasional invasion, and a thorough military occupation. Real leadership means being prepared not to get involved. Real leadership means not being flattered into war by other states proclaiming America's indispensability in solving their problems. Real leadership means allowing, indeed, expecting, others to take control of their own destinies. Foreign policy is a difficult business. In practice the administration has been foolish and feckless, often blundering along even when it has made the right decision, such as not to attack Syria. And its desperate desire to do something risks drawing it in by increments, a serious danger in Iraq today.

The House and Senate Battle over Egypt Aid

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is expecting the United States to deliver the $1.3 billion in annual military assistance without any delays or restrictions, he may be in for a "rude awakening," as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez said during a hearing on Egypt earlier this month.

Gorgeous Summer Accessories That Actually #GLAM4GOOD

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 08.27.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

At GLAM4GOOD, we search for stylish brands that truly empower the human condition. It's now the trend for fashion companies to claim they're making a difference somehow, but when GLAM4GOOD takes a closer look, all we find is false marketing. With MADE, it's different.

Washington to Cairo: Start Acting Like a Democracy

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

For the United States and many other foreign leaders around the world, from Great Britain to Australia, this sentence was a vivid reminder of Egypt's grotesque reality: that of a country dominated by the military, where the right to a fair trial, a free press, and free expression are blatantly crushed.

Foreign Aid Is Not Charity. It's Smart Investing.

BloombergBusinessweek | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact

One of the few bright spots of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill of late has been in global development. The House recently passed a bill to support Pres...

House GOP Sounds Off With Still More Disagreeable Dissonance

John Seager | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
John Seager

Why do Republicans in the House play the same old song every year when sitting down to decide the fate of millions of women worldwide? Every year they trot out their mean-spirited, anti-woman agenda aimed at cutting funds for reproductive health.

Making Sure Haiti Aid Helps the Most Vulnerable

William F. Schulz | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
William F. Schulz

Haitians continue to face tremendous challenges. It's not too late to make a difference.