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I Don't See How I Can Ever Go Back to Swat Valley

Rani Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rani Singh

Problems in Pakistan are so widespread and endemic that I don't think that things can get too much better, however much money is pledged in aid.

Aid Ironies

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

Rich people have an uncanny ability to oppose aid for everybody but themselves.

The Peace Corps Crisis

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

The Peace Corps is a broken bureaucracy. It has lost its way. It is a shell of what it once was. And in the most important moment in Peace Corps history since the Kennedy years, it is unready and unwell.

The President's 2010 Budget: A Transition to New Priorities

David Beckmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Beckmann

Overall, this budget shows the president's intention to include hungry and poor people in the economic recovery of our country and the world.

Foreign Aid, Arms Shipped By Same Firms: Report

Inter Press Service | Thalif Deen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS, May 12 (IPS) - The military conflicts raging across Africa, Asia and Latin America have been significantly influenced by the heavy ...

Science for Us, but Also for the World

Dr. Seth Berkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Seth Berkley

The Obama administration should extend its fervor for science to its foreign aid policy, putting science and technology at the heart of U.S. assistance to the developing world.

World AIDS Orphans Day: Advocates Celebrate Our Progress and Challenge the New U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jennifer Delaney

Today, on World AIDS Orphans Day, we must recognize that there are multiple social and economic costs that follow a society's failure to address the needs of their most vulnerable members -- children.

Obama's Global Health Plan's Missing the Money

Matthew Kavanagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Kavanagh

Yesterday President Obama announced a new "Global Health Initiative." Should we all be excited?

Rajeev Goyal Listens to the Villagers of Nepal

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laurence Leamer

In terms of the philanthropic world, Krisiko Asha was microscopic in purpose, serving to advance sixteen tiny villages in the remote hills of Nepal, one of the poorest, smallest countries in the world.

The 'How' and 'Why' of Reforming U.S. Foreign Assistance

David Beckmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Beckmann

In a world where poverty anywhere threatens prosperity everywhere, foreign assistance is a vital tool for translating our moral beliefs into practical actions.

Zimbabwe's New Finance Minister Comes To Washington To Plead Heart-Wrenching Case

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

After years of being looted by Mugabe, Zimbabwe is dead broke. More than half the population is surviving on international food aid and unemployment stands at more than 90 percent.

100 Days, 100 Foreign Policy Achievements

Ilan Goldenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilan Goldenberg

In 100 days, the Obama administration has taken more than 100 actions that are reshaping American foreign policy, reversing the failures of the Bush administration, and renewing America's standing in the world.

For Small Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries, Mobile Phones Can Be Path Out of Poverty

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

Mobile phones are already breaking the economic stranglehold of elites with access to capital, and giving poor entrepreneurs a chance to build their own businesses and be their own bosses.

The Perils of Intervening in Somalia

Nicole Stremlau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicole Stremlau

International collaboration and mutual understanding are key, as Somalia's concerns are best addressed from a Somali perspective.

Calling For US Leadership To Fight Global Health Crises

Jirair Ratevosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jirair Ratevosian

The global economic crisis makes foreign assistance an even greater priority when you consider the impact it has on the health of the poor and most marginalized.

Why Does Senator Conrad Want to Humiliate President Obama at the G-20 Summit?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Cutting the president's international aid request this week will undercut President Obama at the very moment he will be trying to argue for a coordinated international response.

The G-20 & Africa: Rethinking the Aid Model

Olivia Sterns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Olivia Sterns

Between 1970 and 1998, while aid flows were at their peak, poverty in Africa actually rose from 11% to 66%. Instead of extending credit lines and throwing celebrity rock concerts, perhaps it is time to re-examine what has worked.

Africa: the New Edge, the New Green

Magatte Wade and Michael Strong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magatte Wade and Michael Strong

How can we help Africans develop companies that produce some of the coolest products and services on the planet, while producing them in a socially and environmentally responsible way?

If You are a G-20 Finance Minister, it's Crunch Time

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kumi Naidoo

Times of global financial downturn are often marked by cuts to aid, but these are the times when aid is most necessary and this is time to honor our aid commitments.

Chinese President Vows Increase In Aid To Africa

Xinhua | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Chinese President Hu Jintao Thursday vowed to increase aid to African countries, cancel part of their debts, and expand trade with and investment in t...

Playing Games with Women's Lives

Alex Horne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Horne

The Global Gag Rule restricts U.S. foreign aid to non-US-based organizations that provide legal voluntary abortion services or advocate for less restrictive abortion laws within their country.

President Obama Recommits to the World's Poor in First Address

Virginia Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia Simmons

President Obama clear in his speech the importance of fighting poverty and preventable disease worldwide.

The 2/3 : 1/3 Rule

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dennis Whittle

As Bill Easterly has pointed out, we have spent more than $2 trillion in aid over the past fifty years with not enough to show for it.

Kristof: How To Raise The World's IQ With Salt

International Herald Tribune | Nicholas D. Kristof | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Travelers to Africa and Asia all have their favorite forms of foreign aid to "make a difference." One of mine is a miracle subst...

What Can't Be Cut

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Ruxin

It's time to send a clear signal to the Obama and McCain camps that issues of the poor world-wide are not disposable because of market downturns.