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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 | World
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...

Focusing on Our Impact: 5 Take Aways From the 2016 Social Good Summit

Tulani Elisa | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Tulani Elisa

We need to pay more attention to our impact as humans. We must constantly think of what legacy we will leave, how we'll give back to our communities and even more so, what can we do that will have a profound effect on the world.

A Soap Opera for Social Change

Andy Bryant | Posted 10.03.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

This is a guest blog by Dedo Baranshamaje, Director of Special Projects at Segal Family Foundation. It's always nice to read posts from one of our own...

Sustainability And Active Participation: At The Heart Of Improving Lives

Andy Bryant | Posted 10.12.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

We knew immediately that this visit would be beneficial for us because we noticed that the staff of Rafiki not only spoke about sustainability, they fully incorporated it as the basis of all their work.

How mass media can tap into human biology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals

Aric Noboa | Posted 10.10.2016 | World
Aric Noboa

Discovery Learning Alliance/Patrick Toselli Philo Farnsworth believed television would help bring about world peace. It hasn't quite worked out that ...

World Leaders Found Wanting As UN Secretary General Gives Final Address

Dominic MacSorley | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Dominic MacSorley

Syria may be the greatest humanitarian catastrophe of our time, but there are over 65 million people currently displaced by conflict across the globe, the largest number since records began after World War Two.

Doubling Down on the Peace Corps in Guatemala

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Taylor Dibbert

Kody Gerkin is the founder and board president of Mujerave. He holds degrees from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University o...

Ensuring that all People are Included in the Benefits of Trade

Anabel González | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Anabel González

This week, I will be attending the World Trade Organization's Public Forum in Geneva, which brings together policymakers, business leaders, civil soci...

It's Time to Get "Ambitious" About Partnerships

Ann Mei Chang | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Ann Mei Chang

It's been a year since we adopted the Sustainable Development Goals--a new roadmap for international development. Since then, I've noticed something s...

5 Ways to Drive Youth-Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa

Bill Reese | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

The rate of working poverty among youth in Sub-Saharan Africa, a staggering 70 percent of whom earn less than $2 a day, has become one of the great ec...

What's at Stake When the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Ends?

Ari Johnson | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Ari Johnson

One year ago, New York hosted the largest gathering of global leaders ever at the United Nations General Assembly. I stood beside Mali's Minister of H...

Our Ocean, Our Tomorrow

Hari Sastry | Posted 09.20.2016 | Green
Hari Sastry

"Being a card-carrying fisher entitles us to fish and participate in work programs," says Jomar Brusa, a fisherman registered with USAID's FishR progr...

Celebrating Progress in Modern Philanthropy at the Clinton Global Initiative's Final Annual Meeting

Robert Harrison | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact
Robert Harrison

It has been 11 years since President Bill Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative, an endeavor that has inspired leaders from business, governm...

I was in the Peace Corps and believe in Hillary. Here's why you should too.

Joel Rubin | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Joel Rubin

This is why we need to expand our engagement with the rest of the world, just as the vision of the Peace Corps demands. We must deepen our commitment to diversity and service; we must strengthen our commitment to education; and we must elect leaders who demand that we aim to meet these goals, not ones who deride them.

Designing Mother-Centered Solutions in Uganda: A Maternal Health Network for Vulnerable Women

Andy Bryant | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

I have the great pleasure of hosting blog pieces from our exemplary partners on this platform. Today's blog comes from our Ugandan-based partner, S.O....

Voluntourism, White Saviors And Advocacy Vs News

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 08.18.2016 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

Barely a day goes by where a cause of some sort doesn't call for our attention, action or cash. The immediacy and reach of the internet has intensifie...

Making Innovation Happen in the Most Challenging Situations

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Innovation is about making our world better and new. While there are some regions that are dealing with the speed and complexity of hyper-innovation, ...