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How Many Lives Do Your Taxes Save Each Year?

Chris Collins | Posted 09.05.2013 | Impact
Chris Collins

If the average taxpayer invested $25 a year in global health through his or her taxes, that would support HIV/AIDS treatment for one person for nearly a month, or malaria treatment for 46 people, or combination vaccines for about four children.

America, the Kid With No Lunch Money

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Daniel P. Malito

Throughout the history of our (formerly?) great country, we have taken pride in assisting other burgeoning democracies throughout the world. As the quintessential example of that "shining city on a hill," we provide money, arms, and other assets to fledgling nations in order to further the cause of freedom.

An Opportunity to Link Arms, and Resources, on the Path to $15 Billion

Deborah Derrick | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Imagine the benefits that the end of these diseases would bring: more healthy mothers and children, an increased number of productive workers, greater global economic growth, and a safer, more stable world for all of us.

Education For All: Now Is Not The Time To Back Out

Vikas Pota | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Vikas Pota

In what can only be interpreted as a major setback for children all over the world, a new policy paper released by the EFA Global Monitoring Report and UIS on 10th June confirms that our world faces a crisis like never before.

Beneath the Soil

Aanya Niaz | Posted 05.29.2013 | World
Aanya Niaz

If foreigners are seen participating in this much-needed charitable work, terrorists don't just act out on them. They bomb the school and carry off more explosions inside the country to send their message: We don't want you. The rest of Pakistan, well, they are seen as helpless.

Grand Inga -- The World Bank's Latest Silver Bullet for Africa

Peter Bosshard | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Peter Bosshard

Close to 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live in a state of permanent power outage. The Grand Inga Dam would divert the Congo River near its mouth and meet the electricity needs of more than 500 million people.

Reducing the Deficit Through Foreign Aid

David Weiss | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
David Weiss

Providing foreign aid means making a long-term investment in developing our aid partners, which results in both trade and security benefits for the U.S.

Self Help Africa: Why Only Profits Can Cure Poverty

Bill Frezza | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Bill Frezza

Africa has long been a place where charity goes to die. Tragically, most of this aid has been wasted, either stolen by corrupt local politicians or handed out in a way that traps people in a state of dependency that only generates more need for aid.

A Dangerous Pattern on Foreign Assistance

Sarah Trister | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Sarah Trister

Bolivia's expulsion of USAID this month is a troubling development on its own, but when viewed in the context of similar actions by other governments, it raises questions about the future of American foreign assistance in the face of authoritarianism.

Witness to Tragedy: What I Saw on the Syrian Border

Kristin Wright | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Kristin Wright

Everyone I visit talks about freedom, a future in Syria beyond this horror. There is so much suffering, but in the suffering there is a unity that catches me by surprise.

No Aid for Syrian Refugee Survivors of Rape

Helen Ouyang, MD, MPH | Posted 07.03.2013 | World
Helen Ouyang, MD, MPH

International aid money and donor priorities need specifically to allocate resources to target sexual violence, instead of camouflaging it under other programs or outright ignoring it.

Who Owns Haiti's Future?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Three years and $6 billon later, we remain with the same questions and a very troubling report about USAID from CEPR. The big question remains. Who is capable of charting the way forward for Haiti?

Hippocratic Philanthropy? Lessons From International Health Funding

Steve Heilig | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Steve Heilig

Philanthropy can cause harm in myriad ways. We need to get it right. For those considering support for or work with international development and health projects, here are a few ideas on how to assure that money and effort leads to real impact in a way that "does no harm"

Failure Rising: Stories We Learn From

Anya Cherneff | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Anya Cherneff

Like most difficult undertakings, the field of International Development is rife with failure. Sites like Admitting Failure and events like FailFaireDC 2012 have attempted to bring together stories of projects gone wrong.

U.S. Should Give Tax Breaks to Immigrants Who Send Money Home

Edwin Okong'o | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Edwin Okong'o

Immigrants are more efficient than any organization -- foreign or domestic -- doing charitable work in the countries we come from. Yet, unlike charitable organizations, we can't deduct that money from our tax burden.

Christina Wilkie

Key OWS Figure To Lobby For Syrian Rebels

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Syrian opposition movement have hired a top Occupy Wall Street activist as their U.S. lobbyist, according to registration...

The Good, the Bad, and the Budget: What President Obama's Plan Means for Foreign Aid

Jeremy Kadden | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Jeremy Kadden

His plan includes boosts to some health and development programs, and overall higher funding levels for foreign assistance than what Congress has put forward. But his funding recommendation is still a decrease from previous years, and specific cuts are cause for concern.

What's the Future of Foreign Aid?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 06.08.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

The real change in -- and the future of -- development assistance is not coming from its traditional donors but from its recipients.

Syrian Refugee Crisis: The View From the Turkish Border

Michel Gabaudan | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Michel Gabaudan

As Turkey makes this transition, donors like the United States should pitch in by supporting the United Nations' regional response plan for Syria. If the situation in Turkey is serious, then conditions within Syria are truly dire.

Social Entrepreneurship Changes Donor & Development Cultures

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Donor countries, like the U.S., the UK and Canada have noticed the social entrepreneurship potential. Each are revamping their donor agencies to partner with institutions that focus on working with social entrepreneurs.

How the World Bank Undermines Its Own Development Goals

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Peter Bosshard

The World Bank cannot afford to waste public resources on approaches that have failed in the past, and campaign groups will be closely watching the IDA negotiations that begin in Paris this week.

Why Development Works

Asma Lateef | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Asma Lateef

Our global success depends on countries working together to solve the problems of hunger and poverty. Development assistance is one of the most effective ways to transform lives around the world.

A Tale of Two NGOs: In Haiti, Disaster Aid or Aid Disaster?

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.18.2013 | Books
Beverly Bell

Anthropologist Mark Schuller's new book Killing with Kindness: Haiti, International Aid, and NGOs examines why abundant foreign aid dollars and agencies have not improved the socio-economic status or security of Haiti's people.

Joshua Hersh

John Kerry Offers Major Defense Of Oft-Disparaged Foreign Effort

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Kerry used his first public address as secretary of state to focus on the domestic side of foreign policy, delivering a full-throat...

'Would You Like to Buy a Pen?' She Asked Me

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

So here is one argument against the sequester that you're not hearing elsewhere -- it will cause a lot of pain. A lot of hunger, a lot of disease, a lot of death.