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Reflections on a Post-Election Development Agenda

Bill Reese | Posted 01.03.2017 | Impact
Bill Reese

Like most people, I've been thinking a lot about how the results of the hard-fought presidential election of 2016 will shape the future. In this new y...

The New Faces of Foreign Assistance

Elizabeth L. Littlefield | Posted 12.20.2016 | World
Elizabeth L. Littlefield

What do homework on a Kenyan smartphone, a debit card in a refugee's hand and a solar-powered spotlight atop an Indian elephant have in common? They ...

Gambia in the 'Age of Choice'

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 12.17.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Michelle DeFreese From multiple perspectives, Gambia defies conventional knowledge and practices of international relations and foreign affairs. O...

What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for the Future of Global Development & Foreign Policy

Caroline Avakian | Posted 11.21.2016 | Impact
Caroline Avakian

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock There is still much left to play out in the upcoming weeks when it comes to President-elect Donald Trump's foreign aid...

Muddling Through in Mauritania: The Long, Long Road From Revenue Transparency to Government Accountability

Till Bruckner | Posted 11.15.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

What do iron and fish have in common? Answer: Mauritania, a largely desert country of less than four million people in north-western Africa, is immens...

The World Bank President's Meager Harvest

Peter Bosshard | Posted 09.12.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

By Peter Bosshard and Josh Klemm We shall know our prophets by their fruits, and the same is true for World Bank presidents. The first term of Presid...

CAN FOREIGN AID AVERT WORLD FAMINE?

Ben Barber | Posted 06.21.2016 | World
Ben Barber

The world has largely forgotten the global food panic of 2009 that doubled food prices, saw countries hoarding rice and wheat and threatened to leave hundreds of millions in hunger.

Why Foreign Aid Is Worth Fighting For

Julie Smolyansky | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Julie Smolyansky

Recently GOP frontrunner Donald Trump suggested the United States should stop sending foreign aid to countries that hate us. He has called development investments in Afghanistan wasteful, suggesting that the funds should instead be used to rebuild our own country.

Investing in Locally Designed Solutions for Syria and the Middle East

Vanessa Zuabi | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Vanessa Zuabi

The World Humanitarian Summit kicked off this week with an estimated five thousand international organizations and companies set to convene in Istanbu...

Hunger Stalks

Ben Barber | Posted 05.19.2016 | World
Ben Barber

Despite billions spent annually to assist the poor across the Third World, a colossal hunger still stalks the impoverished who increase in number by t...

Setting the World Bank President Straight On Large Dams

Peter Bosshard | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

On April 6, World Bank President Jim Kim addressed the Union Theological Seminary in New York on "The Principle of Mercy." During his presentation, Jim Kim mused extensively about his philosophical upbringing and his path from a public health activist to the head of a global financial institution.

How and Why China Became Africa's Biggest Aid Donor

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.26.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

The foreign aid arena in Africa has traditionally been dominated by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. However, over the last three decades non-traditional donors such as China, have emerged.

America Should Be Proud of Its Effort to Combat Malaria

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 04.20.2016 | World
Michael A. Moodian

There is at least one initiative, which George W. Bush started and Barack Obama has continued, that will endure as a bipartisan effort that helps define their legacies positively: America's role in drastically reducing malaria-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.

Corruption in Kenya: Putting One's Money Where Their Mouth Is

Washington Osiro | Posted 04.18.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

Deutsche Bank just announced that it will freeze plans to create 250 new jobs in Cary, North Carolina. The bank said that its decision was due to stat...

Averting a recipe for disaster

Justin van Fleet, Ph.D | Posted 04.17.2016 | Education
Justin van Fleet, Ph.D

Daily headlines rarely wander too far from the topics of security, migration, inequality, unemployment or extremism. As politicians scramble to addres...

Bono's ONE Campaign Urges Congress To Increase Foreign Aid To Fight Extremism

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics

A petition launched this week by the ONE Campaign, an international nonprofit that advocates for an end to extreme poverty and disease, is calling on ...

Authenticity and Artisans

Simone Cipriani | Posted 04.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Simone Cipriani

Hands of Fashion: Kenyan artisan doing quality control on a Vivienne Westwood x Ethical Fashion Initiative 10th Anniversary tote bag © ITC Ethical Fa...

Africa Declining or Rising?

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Paul Mashegoane

There is a narrative that Africa is rich underground, not above ground with the notion of the resource curse. The Economist in 2000, published a magaz...

European Funders Suspend Support for Agua Zarca Dam

Peter Bosshard | Posted 03.16.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The construction site of the Agua Zarca Dam in Honduras (COPINH) On March 15, Nelson Garcia, an activist of COPINH, the Honduran organization Berta C...

Agua Zarca: A Stain on the Dutch and Finnish Human Rights Record

Peter Bosshard | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Six indigenous people were killed in the Dutch-funded Santa Rita Dam in Guatemala (CODECO) "Respect for human rights," the Finnish government says, i...

U.S. Aid Underwrites Bad Israeli Economic and Oppressive Occupation Policies

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

America is practically bankrupt, yet Israel remains a multi-billion dollar dependent. The U.S. can't afford to continue subsidizing well-off nations, no matter how friendly. And Israel, which spends heavily both to expand state regulation and occupy Palestinian lands, doesn't need American support.

Refugee Crisis Soaks Up Foreign Aid Funds

Ben Barber | Posted 03.07.2016 | World
Ben Barber

"We are entering a new stage - no one knows where it is going," said the former senor US official in charge of foreign aid, Andrew Natsios.

Forget Nation-Building in Afghanistan: Bring America's Troops Home

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

One begins to imagine a final evacuation like that from Saigon, via helicopter atop the U.S. embassy. Afghanistan is not yet there, but Washington's expensive dream of remaking Central Asia almost certainly is dead.

Palestinian Refugees Protest Against UNRWA

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 01.21.2017 | World
Chaker Khazaal

The ongoing civil war in Syria and the ensuing flood of migrants into Europe and other countries have been at the top of the media's "talk about it" l...

Gifts Not Chains: Epiphany Wisdom for Foreign Aid (Matthew 2:1-12)

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 01.05.2017 | Religion
Brian E. Konkol

As rigorous debates surround the ethics and oversight of foreign assistance endeavors, one of the more innovative contributions to this important conversation was produced by South Africa's renowned theologian, the late Steve de Gruchy.