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International Aid

In Haiti, A Fear of the Water

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Thelervilts used to own a modest, but comfortable house by the sea. Then the 7.0 earthquake hit on January 12, rendering his house to a skeleton of concrete and rebar.

Is International Aid Helping Or Hurting Haiti?

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti--The Hopital de l'Universite d'Etat d'Haiti, the country's largest public hospital, is so chronically underfunded and decrepit t...

A Voice of the Voiceless -- Villages in Action

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

September in New York saw all the pomp and circumstance befitting of a meeting of the world's leaders. More specifically, the Millennium Development Goals were to be discussed and money promised to support them.

Vanguard Team Of U.S. Veterans Brings Aid To Pakistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A small group of military veterans are using the training and logistics skills they learned at war to conduct humanitarian missions in remote areas of...

A Better Path For Haiti's Recovery

Ruth Messinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ruth Messinger

It appears that Haiti's "15 minutes of fame" are up. With few exceptions, the journalists who flooded the zone following the earthquake are nowhere to...

Is Somaliland One of Africa's Most Vibrant Democracies?

Nicole Stremlau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicole Stremlau

This week Somalia marked its 50th anniversary of independence from colonial rule. It could not have been celebrated more differently in the north and...

Three months later, Haiti looks for homegrown solutions

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The mayors from Haiti's Central Plateau region gathered in a stuffy auditorium in the town of Pandiassou. Dressed in short-sleeved shirts and casual p...

Development Aid Is Working

Mark Suzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Suzman

The world has witnessed greater absolute improvements in health, wealth, and education in the past decade than in any comparable period in human history.

Photo IDs and Mobile Phones: Secret Weapons in Niger's Fight Against Hunger

Amanda McClelland | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amanda McClelland

Results from this innovative program and research will be valuable for analyzing the cost effectiveness of cash interventions in food emergencies.

Why Chile is not Accepting International Assistance

Saundra Schimmelpfennig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Saundra Schimmelpfennig

It is important to understand that international assistance may not always be needed or welcomed by that country. Currently Chile is allowing only very limited assistance following the February earthquake.

Malawi's William Kamkwamba Among The Winners of The GO Ingenuity Award

Scott Fifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Scott Fifer

GO Campaign and the Unified Field Corporation have named four inaugural winners of the GO Ingenuity Award, a global prize to celebrate innovation and to inspire youth ingenuity in developing nations.

The Growth Of Faith-Based International Aid

nytimes.com | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A growing number of conservative Christians are explicitly and self-critically acknowledging that to be "pro-life" must mean more than opposing aborti...

Don't Overlook People With Disabilities in Haiti

Dale Buscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dale Buscher

The emergency response and reconstruction efforts in Haiti are opportunities to amend past neglect and discrimination, and assist persons with disabilities to live richer, more dignified lives.

Innovation and Foreign Aid

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

Failure is something that most international aid organizations cannot tolerate. Many units spent a lot of energy and resources hiding failures or massaging them to make them look like reasonable successes.

GE Brings Great Things to Rwanda

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Josh Ruxin

What comes to mind when you think of senior US corporate officials taking a trip to Africa? Exploitation? A sinister grab for assets or natural reso...

Haiti: Human Trafficking On The Rise After Earthquake

Eve Blossom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Eve Blossom

Some groups (UNICEF) are now stating that thousands of children in Haiti are being trafficked out of the country. UNICEF has even reported children being taken from hospitals.

Replacing International Oppression With International Aid

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Suppose wealthy nations pumped billions into programs for the world's hungry, sick, and illiterate, not on an ad hoc, crisis basis, but long-term through the UN. Isn't this the ethical thing to do?

How to Help Haiti?

Karin Friederic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karin Friederic

Ask not only how to help, or where to pledge support, but what is it that you want to help with, and is that possible?

Darwin and Development

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

"Growth is innovation, and you can't know in advance how to do the innovative thing, or else it wouldn't be an innovation. Development is BOTTOM-UP ...

Rockets to Markets

Iqbal Z. Quadir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iqbal Z. Quadir

Military action or aid to governments may be unavoidable in the short run, but unless coupled with commercial opportunities for people on the ground, they're unlikely to be cost-effective and efficacious in the long run.

Avoiding Darfive

Lee Bycel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lee Bycel

I just returned after spending 10 days in Eastern Chad, observing Rosh Hashanah in Darfuri refugee camps. There are no Jews there, but there are millions of humans struggling to survive.

New Year: Is There Hope for the Darfuri People, for Us?

Lee Bycel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lee Bycel

Why did I spend Rosh Hashanah in Darfuri refugee camps in Eastern Chad? Why would a rabbi welcome the Jewish New Year in a place where there are no Jews?

Innovation Improves Quality of Life Even When Incomes Lag

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dennis Whittle

The standard of living in developing countries has increased much faster than growth in income because of innovation, which has driven down the cost of goods and services.

Why Refugees Need to Make a Living

Dale Buscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dale Buscher

It is time to implement interventions that are tailored to the local context, that build on the refugees' existing skills, and that match local market demand.

When Aid Agencies Listen

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dennis Whittle

The aid industry has spent over $2 trillion since World War II to help spur the development of poorer countries, with not enough to show for it.