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Global Development

How Can President-Elect Donald Trump 'Make America Great Again?'

Steve Davis | Posted 01.20.2017 | Impact
Steve Davis

By creating a safer more prosperous world through its support of global health programs. With inauguration day fast approaching and confirmation hear...

7 Steps Trump Can Take To Cut Hunger In Half

David Beckmann | Posted 01.17.2017 | Impact
David Beckmann

If our new president sets this goal, it would be an inspiration and challenge for all Americans and for people around the world.

Seattle's Innovation Scene Stretches Far Beyond Technology - and Beyond Borders

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 12.15.2016 | Impact
Mark Horoszowski

There’s something in the water surrounding the Emerald City. Somehow the grey clouds, green trees, clouds, lakes, and ocean here seem to create a vo...

Making The Children Of Key Populations A Priority For Equitable Development

Lisa Bohmer | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
Lisa Bohmer

This post was co-authored by Lisa Bohmer and Noreen Huni, Chair and Co-Chair of the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS Allow me to introduce you...

What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for the Future of Global Development & Foreign Policy

Caroline Avakian | Posted 11.22.2016 | World
Caroline Avakian

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock There is still much left to play out in the next 10 weeks when it comes to President-elect Donald Trump's foreign aid ...

What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for the Future of Global Development & Foreign Policy

Caroline Avakian | Posted 11.21.2016 | Impact
Caroline Avakian

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock There is still much left to play out in the upcoming weeks when it comes to President-elect Donald Trump's foreign aid...

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: African Proverbs on Leadership

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 11.14.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Diversity is needed to bring together the brightest minds to create solutions to business, economic, and social challenges of the 21st century and bey...

Private Philanthropy is Critical to Ushering in the End of AIDS

John Barnes | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
John Barnes

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target 2030 as the deadline for ending AIDS as a public health threat. Our goal, though, is within reach--closer than ever, in fact.

One of the Most Powerful Tools to Fight Global Poverty Fits in your Pocket

Lutheran World Relief | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Lutheran World Relief

The telecommunications revolution that has seen the development of products ranging from the simple mobile phone to smartphones and tablet computers i...

Renewing Our Commitment To Global Development

Susan Rice | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Susan Rice

From the very beginning of this Administration, President Obama has elevated sustainable development to a core pillar of American foreign policy. In a world that is growing increasingly interconnected, we recognize that development is not charity -- it is a prudent investment in the security and prosperity of us all.

On World Population Day Let's Do More For The World

Pape Amadou Gaye | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Pape Amadou Gaye

The international family planning community knows "what works." What have been lacking, however, are political will and adequate financial and human resources to enable wider provision of family planning services.

Five Ways Digital Payments Are Coming to the Rescue in Emergencies

Ruth Goodwin-Groen | Posted 05.21.2016 | Impact
Ruth Goodwin-Groen

The ability to make and receive payments electronically has emerged, in recent years, as a technology hero during natural disasters and health pandemics. At a time when more people than ever are affected by conflict and crisis, there is good news.

How U.S. Policy Continues to Threaten Women's Reproductive Rights Globally

Françoise Girard | Posted 05.17.2016 | World
Françoise Girard

This week, government officials, advocates, policymakers, corporate leaders, journalists, and others are in Copenhagen for Women Deliver, a major international conference focused on the health, rights, and well-being of women and girls.

Connectivity for the Bottom Billion: A Call for Collective Action

Steve Schmida | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Steve Schmida

In the developed world, we take the universal availability of the Internet largely for granted. That connectivity in turn creates tremendous opportunities and benefits for individuals and businesses alike. What we often forget is that less than half of the world's population has access to the Internet.

Using Virtual Reality for Social Change Work

Caroline Avakian | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Caroline Avakian

(photos courtesy of Trickle Up) Virtual reality is a newer medium that has the potential to revolutionize the way many global development and human r...

To Sell More Smartphones, Change How They're Bought and Sold

Hippo Reads | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Hippo Reads

By Mark Heynen, CBO of PayJoy Back in Guatemala, Juan Alvarado* would never have been able to afford a Galaxy S6. Few vendors near his rural hometo...

The New Road to Development: Paving the Way to Global Connectivity

Catherine A. Novelli | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Catherine A. Novelli

The Internet holds the potential to become the most equal-opportunity platform for economic empowerment the world has ever known. Yet the only way to realize this goal is for the entire planet -- yes, every one of the world's nearly seven-and-a-half billion inhabitants -- to gain affordable Internet access.

How Global Problems That Feel Overwhelming Could Actually Be Solvable

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact

The world today faces some daunting challenges: climate change, gender inequality, food scarcity. And the problems are so widespread, what can one ind...

Fewer Pilots, More Scale: Making Digital Development Work

Ann Mei Chang | Posted 02.29.2016 | Impact
Ann Mei Chang

Over the past two decades, the digital revolution has transformed almost every aspect of our lives. Smartphones have become a virtual extension of our...

This Take On ‘Cards Against Humanity’ Is Pure Genius

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

“My only real accomplishment in the Peace Corps was _____________.” “Whispering under your breath that the US is not the center of the world.”...

Taking Lessons from Silicon Valley to End Extreme Poverty

Ann Mei Chang | Posted 01.26.2017 | Impact
Ann Mei Chang

To address these realities, we must work faster and harder to ensure the world's most vulnerable are empowered and served. We must apply the insights of innovation communities like Silicon Valley to find new, more effective ways to reach the very poor.

Our Struggles for a Better World Are All Threatened by the Inequality Crisis

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 01.20.2017 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

The world faces an inequality crisis that is spiralling out of control. Across the world we are seeing the gap between the richest and the rest reach extremes not seen in a century.

Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development

John Garrity | Posted 01.18.2017 | Technology
John Garrity

As world leaders gathered in late 2015 to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there was much recognition that the tools for eliminating ab...

Celebrating NGO's Commitment to Quality Data

Lindsay Coates | Posted 01.15.2017 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

Ideally, all who are working to build a better world - citizens, NGOs, governments, academia, donors, the media, and the private sector - would have data available for use however and whenever they need it.

5 Nonprofit Predictions for 2016

Caroline Avakian | Posted 12.29.2016 | Impact
Caroline Avakian

Predictions are a tricky thing. They're mostly comprised of strong currents of the present, past habits and a big dose of educated guessing. When it comes to nonprofits, there's also an element of hopefulness that's thrown in, at least in my list of predictions for 2016.