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Raj Shah Unveils Common Values for Dems and Republicans

Maura O'Neill | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Maura O'Neill

In October 2009, Raj Shah walked across the reception area into my office and closed the door. He told me that President Obama and Secretary Clinton wanted to nominate him to lead the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The decision wasn't so easy.

South Sudan's People Deserve Peace

Nancy Lindborg | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Nancy Lindborg

Regional peace talks have so far been unsuccessful. It is more urgent than ever that the warring parties recommit to the ceasefire declared in January -- and this time, they need to mean it. In South Sudan, political leaders and military commanders should stop the fighting and put their people first.

US Congress Sets Strict Limits on Global Dam Funding

Peter Bosshard | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The Congressional criteria reflect the lessons of past experience with large dams. If taken seriously, they will stop the worst project from going forward, and can improve the projects that still get built.

How a GOP Congress Could Harm Women Worldwide

John Seager | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
John Seager

What do a 25-year-old woman in Dhaka, Bangladesh and an 18-year-old woman in Niamey, Niger have in common? Their lives could be threatened by destructive measures passed by the new GOP-controlled Congress.

Breaking the Cycle of Extreme Poverty Starts With a Focus on Children

Albina Du Boisrouvray | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Albina Du Boisrouvray

Universal Children's Day takes place on Nov. 20. First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to promote the welfare of the world's children, something I have dedicated a lifetime's work to.

Ebola: Be a Healer

Rev. Galen Guengerich | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion
Rev. Galen Guengerich

We have the staff, the stuff, the space and the systems to confront this pestilence here and we should do everything we can to ensure that the people of West Africa have them there -- as quickly as possible.

Foreign Aid to Create Jobs

Harry L. Langer | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Harry L. Langer

U.S. jobs, revenue growth, living standards, and prosperity are dependent upon the expansion of markets and demand. While innovation creates its own global markets (especially in advanced nations), the developing countries in South America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Russia offer the greatest trade growth potential.

How Not to Measure Poverty

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Obadias Ndaba

Poverty is a combination of many things, none of which is reducible to a few quantifiable dollars. It is also about human experiences, feelings, relations with others, humiliations, exclusion and of course lack of basic economic needs.

The Criminal Side of Ebola

OpedSpace | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
OpedSpace

While the health crisis certainly is and should be the top priority, domestic and international efforts to address the predicament will need to look at the full impact the disease is having on the region.

Travel Restrictions Are Obstacles to Fighting Ebola

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

At the same time humanitarian organizations are being encouraged to rapidly scale-up efforts to contain the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, increased political rhetoric on travel restrictions threatens to create new barriers to the NGO community's response to this crisis.

Critical Key to Stopping Ebola? Mobile Phones

Maura O'Neill | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Maura O'Neill

The impact of mobile applications is growing and it's not just for Angry Bird enthusiasts and eBay shoppers anymore - but also for innovators working to create a freer, healthier more prosperous world.

Texas Hackers to Fight Ebola, Fire and Water Contamination With African SMS

Maya Horgan | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact
Maya Horgan

Your mobile phone can save a thousand lives. And now, through Developers Doing Development, Michael Henderson and Scott Akers are using SMS automation to combat issues of infrastructure and disease.

Malala's Ultimate Prize

Julia Gillard | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Julia Gillard

I was impressed that Malala Yousafzai decided to stay in school last Friday -- the day that she and Kailash Satyarthi were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

How Will We Honor Thomas Eric Duncan?

Joan Gass | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Joan Gass

We need to stand for this simple truth: where you live should not determine whether you live. We need to support the immediate response efforts: making sure there are enough treatment beds, emergency health care workers, and community care kits.

Reconstructing Gaza Means Reinventing Aid

Alaa Tartir | Posted 12.11.2014 | World
Alaa Tartir

If donors want to finally contribute to a just and lasting peace, then they need to take a more balanced approach that includes inviting Hamas into the political process and holding Israel accountable for its actions.

Igor Bobic

Rand Paul's Budget Would Have Cut Funding For Agencies Leading Ebola Response

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says the Obama administration is dangerously underestimating Ebola's threat to the United States. But as a newly elected senato...

The Princess of the Dominican Republic

Daniel Davis | Posted 11.30.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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 11.22.2014 | 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 11.14.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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 11.06.2014 | 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 10.22.2014 | 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."