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Foreign Assistance

The Post Election Foreign Policy Hangover

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Any Congress, particularly a hostile Congress, has the power to give any sitting president a major national security migraine -- and the incoming House GOP leadership has proven their determination to do just that.

What Real Foreign Aid Reform Means

David Beckmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Beckmann

At stake is America's ability to effectively address the global challenges of the 21st century. And the timing is important: in just two months, the eyes of the world will be on the Millennium Development Goals Summit.

Budget Accountability Must Be Strengthened to Advance Human Rights in Africa

Christina Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Holder

That Zambian officials stole millions from the health budget is particularly reprehensible in a country where 14% of the population has HIV/AIDS, and over one in 10 children dies before age 5.

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 ...

Time To Make U.S. Foreign Assistance Work -- for Women and Men

Ritu Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ritu Sharma

Despite so much hard work, Betilde remains one of the billion people in the world struggling to survive on less than a dollar a day. The majority of the bottom billion, about 829 million, are women.

President Obama and the Spirit of Global Development Partnership

Noam Unger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noam Unger

Obama's speech was a call for a new spirit of global partnership, emphasizing that real progress in lifting millions out of poverty and countering transnational threats cannot be made by governments alone.

Obama in Ghana: Time to End Tied Aid

David Gartner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Gartner

Virtually all food assistance provided by the United States to Africa is required to be produced and packaged here and shipped on U.S. flagged vessels halfway around the world.

Sir Bob Geldof, Bono, Jeff Sachs and Bill Easterly Should Lead on the Reform of the Levers of Foreign Assistance

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Chacko

Leading lights of the aid movement -- Geldof, Bono, Sachs and Easterly -- continue to bicker with politicians and amongst themselves without taking a visible role in reform of the levers of assistance.

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.

"Game-Changing Pick" Under Consideration to Head New Foreign Assistance Effort

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Dr. Paul Farmer expressed eagerness to take the post if it entails reorganizing U.S. foreign assistance, and if he has widespread grassroots support from the global health community.

Foreign Assistance Crucial To World Health And U.S. Security

Jirair Ratevosian and David Bryden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jirair Ratevosian and David Bryden

Why are both parties, who have repeatedly spoken in favor of increasing foreign assistance, now so quick to propose slowing down or canceling aid that can help fight urgent disease threats and restore America's battered image abroad?

Gender Apartheid

Amy Coen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Coen

Boge explained her biggest challenge decades earlier was to convince the first mother that her 'uncut' daughter would have a good life; she would be an acceptable wife, bear children and be healthy.