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Progress In the Fight Against Global Poverty In Peril As Africa's Economies Slow Down

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home
Obadias Ndaba

Global poverty has been on the run over the past two decades and a half, declining from 36 percent of world's population in 1990 to below 10% today. H...

"I Never Imagined Using Dance To Reach Street Kids."

Andy Bryant | Posted 02.03.2017 | Impact
Andy Bryant

It is my great privilege to partner with the two organizations described in the guest post by Rebecca Davis, Executive Director of MindLeaps. It's lau...

How to Survive Climate Change in Rural Uganda

Andy Bryant | Posted 01.06.2017 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Seeing is believing, and at Segal Family Foundation, we believe there is simply no substitute for site visits. We task our incredible Operations Team ...

Reflections on a Post-Election Development Agenda

Bill Reese | Posted 01.03.2017 | Impact
Bill Reese

Like most people, I've been thinking a lot about how the results of the hard-fought presidential election of 2016 will shape the future. In this new y...

Christmas In Bethlehem: A City In Need

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 12.23.2016 | Home

This year the main Christmas tree in Bethlehem shines brightly. In years past, though, it was sometimes a struggle to light it up because the city couldn't devote the funds to it.

Geneva APPs for a Better World

Michael Møller | Posted 12.22.2016 | Home
Michael Møller

As information technology is rapidly changing the landscape of international development, the UN, international organisations and NGOs in Geneva are h...

The UN Should Stick to What it Does Well: Development

Macharia Kamau | Posted 12.12.2016 | Politics
Macharia Kamau

After eight years as Ambassador to the UN, I see little genuine appetite for reform of the Security Council.

Open Data: A Win-Win Model for Facilitating Transparency, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Human Rights-affirming Development

Atif Choudhury | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
Atif Choudhury

This article was originally published on Advocates 4 International Development's Student Blog "Of Cambodia, the world only remembers about the Khme...

Gambia in the 'Age of Choice'

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Michelle DeFreese From multiple perspectives, Gambia defies conventional knowledge and practices of international relations and foreign affairs. O...

Empowering women to act against gender violence

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 11.29.2016 | Women
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Over the next two weeks the UN is marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Such violence is an affliction still al...

The Power of Collaboration: Lighting Up Rural Schools in Kenya

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.23.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Photo credit: Katie G. Nelson Having power is to be empowered. Electricity--power, light, warmth--is a proxy for social justice. Segal Family Found...

Passionate About Potential

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.08.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Barry Segal, the founder of Segal Family Foundation, always says you can't be "all over the lot." Or to borrow from this guest blog by Hannah McCandle...

Paying It Forward in Tanzania

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.08.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Our partner AfricAid is helping shape girls into empowered young leaders in Tanzania. Empowered enough to plan their families, choose their partners, ...

A Tiger Team to Cut Through Bureaucracy

Ann Mei Chang | Posted 11.07.2016 | Impact
Ann Mei Chang

What do you picture when you think about innovation? If you're a tech fan, maybe you picture someone taking an Uber to the Apple store. If you work in...

Sea Stars Disappear from Beach in Panama

Blake Scott | Posted 11.05.2016 | Travel
Blake Scott

In the islands of Bocas del Toro, Panama, there is a beach famous for its white sand and the thousands of sea stars that once gathered there. Visitors...

Standing Strong With LGBTI Persons Abroad

Todd Larson | Posted 11.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Todd Larson

Todd Larson is the Senior LGBT Coordinator at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He wrote this post for LGBT History Month. Since Februa...

How Do You Help Girls Make Healthy Reproductive Decisions? Engage The Parents.

Andy Bryant | Posted 10.25.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

I hope you'll dive into this article by Kelsi Hines and Kevalin Aulandez and the work of Organic Health Response described therein. As the father of a...

40 Under 40: Latinos in Foreign Policy

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 10.27.2016 | Home
Josue Lopez Calderon

For all the important international events that took place in 2016, there were a select group of Latinos who played an important role. During the ina...

From Fear To Opportunity: Changing The Narrative Of The Global Refugee Crisis Through Sustainable Business

Alejandro Litovsky | Posted 10.14.2016 | Green
Alejandro Litovsky

Exploiting the fear of refugees has been an easy picking for far-right political parties across Europe. In reality, Syria's neighbors are shouldering ...

Nepal Is Showing the Way on Climate Change

Michael Northrop | Posted 10.14.2016 | Green
Michael Northrop

You wouldn't know it driving around polluted Kathmandu, but Nepal is very much a leader in the fight against climate change. For a poor country struggling with severe poverty, it is more than a little admirable how much Nepal has done already to decarbonize its economy.

Is the United States Doing Enough to End Child Marriage?

Lyric Thompson | Posted 10.11.2016 | Politics
Lyric Thompson

Friday was International Day of the Girl Child, established in 2012 to honor and observe the rights of girls everywhere, who represent the hope and future of their families, communities and nations, yet face countless rights violations such as violence and harassment, female genital mutilation and child marriage, which claims 15 million girls each year in the developing world.

Virtual Reality Development Hack: Top 5 Takeaways

Davar Ardalan | Posted 10.15.2016 | Impact
Davar Ardalan

All around the world, agencies for international development are becoming attuned to the value of immersive storytelling technologies-- like 360° vid...

Reality Hack for Public Health

Davar Ardalan | Posted 10.15.2016 | Impact
Davar Ardalan

We are reporting from Canberra, Australia where together with journalism technologist Ben Kreimer, we're producing a 'Reality Hack' exploring the util...

Prioritizing Maternal And Newborn Survival: Time To Look To The Developing World For Affordable Solutions

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 10.03.2016 | Women
Susan M. Blaustein

With America unique among developed and most developing countries in its rising maternal mortality, it's especially encouraging to see significant progress in mothers' and newborn survival in sites across the developing world.

Girl-focused Development Campaigns: Two steps forward, One step back

Shenila Khoja-Moolji | Posted 10.01.2016 | Impact
Shenila Khoja-Moolji

Source: Graphic from Girl Effect Report. Available here. Accessed: September 22, 2016 It is critical to analyze the narratives and visuals of develop...