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Aid Reform Within Reach: Time for the President to Lead

George Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
George Ingram

The United States is falling short in getting the most bang for its development buck. Even our best aid projects often fail to maximize the benefits for either effective development or national interests.

Where's Haiti's Bailout?

Isabel Macdonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Isabel Macdonald

Six months after the earthquake, the plan for a "New Future for Haiti" (a "Haitian-led" effort being funded under World Bank oversight, through a commission whose members include only seven Haitians) seems remote indeed.

Rebuilding Haiti: The Job Everybody and Nobody Wants

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

As civil society groups try to figure out where they fit into Haiti's quest for "development," movements for workers' rights are emerging as a counterweight to the aid agencies often associated with oppressive neo-imperialism.

Six Months On, Haitian Moms Still Need Health Care

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

This is how things get done in Haiti. It is a system threaded together with grants and goodwill, hinging on the booms and busts of the global economy and the ebb and flow of natural disaster.

The G-8 and G-20: Translating Documents Into Action

Manisha Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Manisha Singh

The G-8 and newly relevant G-20 summit meetings generated a lot of documents. Documents which evaluate and discuss where we are and where we should be on a myriad of global development challenges.

Where Is Obama's Trade Policy?

Kimberly Ann Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Ann Elliott

Presidential backing for a single bilateral trade agreement does not a policy make. The three-legged stool -- defense, diplomacy and development -- for promoting U.S. interests internationally is still looking pretty wobbly.

Mr. President: It's Time to Rethink the Entire Afghan War Policy, Again

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

There are ways of continuing this war in the right manner for the right reasons, but this administration has failed to articulate a coherent vision that aligns with the way in which this battle is being fought.

Foreign Aid Reform: Spaghetti, Leaks and Hope

Carol Peasley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Peasley

For those who care about international development and global poverty reduction, for those who want to see the United States government reestablish it...

The Wrong Time to Block Aid to Afghanistan

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Rep. Lowey's statement that she would not support foreign aid until there was an end to corruption is understandable. But cutting off foreign aid now is absolutely the wrong approach for the US to take in Afghanistan.

Bono Calls Out Dem Senator Over Aid Cuts

Foreign Policy | Josh Rogin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Add artist and activist Bono to the list of development leaders protesting the proposed cuts in foreign aid funding put forth by Senate Budget Committ...

Erdogan: Fake Friend of Palestinians

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

In the past week the world witnessed an amazing performance by a government leader that even the most accomplished Hollywood actor could not match! T...

How Our Government Slowed Down the Gulf Cleanup

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

Our own government has quietly admitted that America needs foreign help to handle the oil spill -- almost two months after pushing that help away. Far more oil could have been intercepted before it fouled the Gulf Coast.

Haitians Don't Deserve Our Sympathy

Michael Fairbanks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Fairbanks

Everyone in these Haiti meetings in Miami, Washington, and New York has a heart for the poor, but do they also have a mind for the poor?

Poll: Americans Want To Balance The Budget By Cutting Foreign Aid

The Economist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

How do Americans want to tackle the deficit? By cutting spending, not by raising taxes, that much is clear. And while Americans are divided over which...

Foreign Aid Reform: The Road Ahead

Carol Peasley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carol Peasley

Over the past two years, experts on global development have come to a consensus that the current system for managing U.S. foreign aid is outdated, is ...

Foreign Aid: Shifting Our Perception

Manisha Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Manisha Singh

Increased focus on private sector development, trade preferences, direct investment and serious focus on accountability will take us toward a middle ground on foreign aid that moves us forward rather than lagging in debate.

Low-Cost Thrills in Millennium Village Data

John W. McArthur | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
John W. McArthur

Yesterday, May 30, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Millennium Villages project (MVP) in Mwandama, Malawi. While there he ...

Haiti Donor Conference Presents Major Challenges

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Speaking about rebuilding Haiti's economy, Biotek Solutions CEO Regine Barjon summed it up by saying "We can grow our own chickens."

The Lifechanging Business of Small Ideas: Rabbits Become Lifeline in Malawi

Joseph Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joseph Scott

Stefano, a farmer in Malawi, has a sense of calm and security now. Whether there are floods or droughts, he can withstand disaster because of his new rabbit farming project.

Got Ideas for Changing the World?

Dr. Rajiv Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Rajiv Shah

Just over one year ago, President Obama gave a rousing speech in Cairo laying out a vision of a new ethic for U.S. relations with the world - that of ...

Military Still Fumbling Humanitarian Projects

Dan Madden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Madden

The U.S. military has been conducting development-like activities in Africa regularly since 2002 -- and we're still building white elephants.

A People's Plan of Action to Fight Extreme Poverty

John W. McArthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John W. McArthur

By Johann O Koss, CEO and President of Right to Play & John W McArthur, CEO of Millennium Promise Government leaders cannot solve global challenges ...

The Real Story of China in Africa

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Bosshard

If we believe the news headlines, China is propping up dictators, dispensing billions of dollars for shady deals, and destroying whole ecosystems in its quest to extract oil and minerals from Africa.

Bring Back the Kitchen Mamas

Isobel Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Isobel Coleman

If humanitarian organizations hope to deliver on their mission of providing relief to the people, and if the tide of extremism is to be stemmed in Somalia, then try bringing back the kitchen mamas.

Haitian Women: Rea Dol vs. the Republic of NGOs

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Take a walk for ten years in Rea Dol's shoes and you might learn something about the imperialist attitude of NGOs in Haiti. "They would not help me before the quake. Why would I bother to ask them now?"