Once again, Goldman Prize awardees embody how single, determined individuals across the world can mobilize enough groundswell to conquer industrial Goliaths. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, these 2015 superheroes form a fountain of inspiration for all of us, and their weblinks show how we can act.
A massive 62 percent of IFC lending now goes not directly to development projects but to third parties. These financial intermediaries then invest in projects like dams, plantations, power plants, or into small and medium enterprises.
Happy Passover - Happy Easter! As always, I focus on the sugary for these joyous holidays - chocolate treats that promise even sweeter days in the spring and summer to come.
Why do Washington policymakers frame the arrival of children and families fleeing organized violence in their countries as a threat to national security? Is it possible to restore compassion to our debate about this kind of immigration?
If the Honduran judicial system is not seriously amended, and human rights matters are not addressed properly by the State, more abuses will continue to be committed with impunity.
It would be limiting to suppose that Central American youth migrants venture to the United States solely because they were enamored with the unbridled possibilities of the American lifestyle. The enchantment with this apparent abundance and limitlessness is also the result of cultural colonization.
Rather than reward the dangerous Hernández regime for subverting the rule of law and punishing those who uphold it, the United States should publicly and forcefully demand the immediate reinstatement of the four judges as a baby step toward restoring judicial independence in Honduras.
In a world rife with war, religious, racial, gender, sectarian, and political strife, when so many children lack safety, enough food, shelter, health care, and education and suffer unthinkable losses of parents to disease, violence, and war, I hope this New Year will bring adults closer to our common sense and moral responsibility for children's well being.
Iguana: It tastes "just like chicken."
By all rights, given its size, location, and natural resource base, Brazil should be an economic juggernaut. But the truth is that Brazil should never have been designated a BRIC because it is a poorly managed economy that has rarely lived up to its potential.
Since the meters were installed, households in Gonzalo Maldonado have experienced improved service, and families have access to water 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But Doña Luisa didn't stop there.
The international scope of what Hillary refers to as her "unfinished business" in Hard Choices goes beyond the perfunctory rhetoric aligning the liberal-conservative spectrum.
By Stephen Bartlett, Agricultural Missions and US Food Sovereignty Alliance, and Beverly Bell, Other Worlds Photos by Steve Pavey ...
Across the globe, economic unrest and political violence have led to a dramatic increase in migrants moving to new countries in search of safer environments and better opportunities.
The forces of corruption in many countries -- be they organized crime, violent gangs or government officials -- feel increasingly threatened as the anti-corruption warriors build powerful public support and find officials willing to stand up and join the cause.
Claiming that the main motivation of the children who flee the Northern Triangle is anything other than violence and danger is worse than false, because such claims try to absolve Americans of the responsibility for solving the crisis.