In the development sector, giving a clear, quantifiable picture of a program's impact helps beneficiaries and funders ensure that grant money reaches its target, and it also assists foundations, governments, and NGOs in making better funding choices.
Two years on, we've seen the beginnings of what could be that revolution: The commitments made in the Wilmar policy have become the new benchmark for responsible commodity agriculture, and have been adopted by major companies.
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- There is a base of support for ISIS in Indonesia. But public declarations by a thousand or two people do not represent active support for ISIS. Here, Islamic terrorism and professions of support for it remain curiosities.
For many species threatened by the illegal wildlife trafficking, such as rhinos, elephants, tigers, and bears, debates persist as to whether a legal trade in their parts and products can reduce smuggling.
Cruising has taken on a new, boutique slant. These small, stylish boats have a limited number of cabins and all the trappings of a luxury hotel. Small ship cruising is the newest travel trend and the most elegant way to embrace slow travel.
US Cohousing: A Growing Model For Sustainable Communities are villages that engage in more resource-sharing, efficient use of space, and affordability, and ultimately smart clean renewable energy use.
Every day is Earth Day, folks. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.
The biggest moments in youth activism at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP21) were focused on limiting global temperature rise, supporting the efforts of the most vulnerable populations, and bringing domestic issues to the international arena.
The days after Christmas can be bluesy, a let down after the build-up of all that good cheer. Looking forward to a good post-holiday trip can keep spirits bright, and spirits will be even brighter if the far away place that beckons is inexpensive.
There are promising initiatives pursuing this goal around the world. In Haiti, international aid organizations are assisting farmers in reviving a once-flourishing coffee and cocoa sector. In East Africa, the Economist has touted the potential of coffee to lift small farmers out of poverty.
Once Orangutans roamed over much of Asia. Now you'll only find these fantastic red-haired creatures in Sumatra and Borneo.
Several years ago, I visited the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya. Lewa's owner's goal is to set an example of how wildlife can be even mor...
"There is no nice way to say this," he told Jokowi. "You are not presidential material, and your political influence is very low.
Protecting, restoring and improving how we manage the world's forests, grasslands and wetlands can offset at least 20 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.
A DKT Indonesia midwife counsels a client in her clinic in Jember, East Java. In 2014, this network of nearly 5,000 midwife clinics helped DKT Indon...
Some of the reasons for the limited success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) include lack of local participation and the top-down approach of the MDGs, without focusing on local needs and preferences.