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.
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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JOHANNESBURG -- Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is on his first official visit in Washington this week with a decidedly difficult sales pi...
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.
In a world where poverty anywhere threatens prosperity everywhere, foreign assistance is a vital tool for translating our moral beliefs into practical actions.
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.
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.
U.S. foreign assistance has worked miracles around the globe, but is in dire need of an overhaul.
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.
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.
Rich people have an uncanny ability to oppose aid for everybody but themselves.
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.
Overall, this budget shows the president's intention to include hungry and poor people in the economic recovery of our country and the world.
UNITED NATIONS, May 12 (IPS) - The military conflicts raging across Africa, Asia and Latin America have been significantly influenced by the heavy flo...
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