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Commentary: 50 Years -- A Great Start But Still a Long Way to Go

Carol Peasley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Carol Peasley

On November 3rd, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was a somewhat quiet celebration, and too few Americans were given a chance to learn about the tens of millions of lives saved.

Wal-Mart and the AFL-CIO Agree: The U.S. Can (and Must) Do a Better Job Fighting Poverty, Disease, and Lack of Opportunity in the Developing World

David Beckmann and Steve Radelet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Beckmann and Steve Radelet

Around the world, societies weakened by hunger, disease, and lack of opportunity have become more vulnerable to political instability and exploitation by extremist and militant groups.