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Pakistan's India Infatuation

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

India is not a threat to Pakistan, Islamic militancy is. If Pakistan's leaders are still not able to overcome their 'infatuation' with India, then it could prove disastrous for regional stability.

The Millenium's Challenge

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

The MCC has been praised as an innovative instrument of foreign aid and is an interesting experiment in trying to keep money out of the hands of gangsters.

The Reality of Aid (II)

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Only five countries (Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden) have met the United Nations' target of providing 0.7 percent of their gross national income in aid to poor countries.

Who is the Target Audience for Celebrity Aid Campaigns?

William Easterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Easterly

Can we note the irony of ads using Hollywood women as sex objects and seeing African women as the passive recipients of aid chivalry, when one of the objectives of this aid is gender equality?

Will Obama Set a New Tone in Africa?

Cynthia Gordy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Gordy

Amid the anticipated media narrative, of Ghana excitedly welcoming the first Black President on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, many are also wondering about the substance.

Obama in Ghana: Pay Attention to Africa

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catholic Relief Services

President Obama should fulfill the promise of candidate Obama by engaging with the people of Africa and doubling foreign aid to $50 billion a year by 2012.

The Global Fund Seeks Additional Grants from the G8 in Hopes of Helping Millions More

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michel D. Kazatchkine

It is the very success of hundreds of health programs supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria that has produced the surge in demand for fresh grants.

It's Over: The Tragedy of the Millennium Development Goals

William Easterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Easterly

The point of the Millennium Development Goals campaign was that it precisely defined success and failure using specific goals. So on its own terms, it is a failure.

The Italian Job: What the 2009 G8 Summit Must Deliver on Health and Aid for Africa

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
World Vision

While non-G8 donors are responsible for a quarter of the total African aid increase since 2005, and are delivering on their side of the deal, aid from the G8 countries has actually fallen.

Local Purchase Means Better Foreign Aid

David Beckmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Beckmann

Our current foreign aid system continues to mandate that the large majority of U.S. food aid be from U.S.-grown commodities that are sourced and shipped from the U.S. This must change.

Sustainable Results: Addressing Misconceptions About The Millennium Villages Project

Donald Ndahiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Donald Ndahiro

The project has achieved its goal of sustainably reducing poverty in the community, and on that foundation of stability, the community has begun real prosperity-creation projects.

Jeffrey Sachs' Misguided Foreign Aid Efforts

Magatte Wade | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magatte Wade

Poverty in Africa will be eliminated not by aid, but by entrepreneurial job creation, by real entrepreneurs creating scalable enterprises that will ultimately create millions of jobs.

"Join Us, Mr. President!!!"

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

The son of the founder of the Peace Corps leading our march was one of the most powerful acts of political symbolism I have ever seen.

Tsvangarai Meets Obama Friday To Discuss US Aid

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG -- Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is on his first official visit in Washington this week with a decidedly difficult sales pi...

Women's Rights In Afghanistan Depends On Where One Lives

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Stuart Whatley

Conditions in Afghanistan are acutely compartmentalized. Reports from one village can be bright and optimistic while another locale is rife with atrocities towards women and girls.

A Balanced Approach to U.S. Foreign Aid Reform

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.

GAO Report Highlights Costs of U.S. Food Aid Restrictions

Kimberly Ann Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kimberly Ann Elliott

Congressional restrictions on U.S. food aid raise the costs of delivering it by as much as a third and delay it reaching hungry people by up to 100 days.

The Sachs-Moyo-Easterly Aid Debate: An Activist's Perspective

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kristi York Wooten

Go ahead and call me a misguided Westerner if you like, or even a bleeding heart; I much prefer those titles to "bystander" -- innocent or not.

Convoluted Foreign Aid

David Beckmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Beckmann

U.S. foreign assistance has worked miracles around the globe, but is in dire need of an overhaul.

Geography Lessons: Correcting Sachs on African Economic Development

William Easterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Easterly

Sachs is an inspirational and hard-working intellectual, just one whose ideas on Africa happen to be sometimes totally wrong, and other times only seriously wrong.

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 flo...