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Reflecting on Gayle Smith's Message of Hope

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Gayle assumed the position of USAID administrator in December 2015, building on her legacy at the White House and as a leader and advocate for development.

Bipartisan Leadership on Food Security Should be Applauded

Lindsay Coates | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

With its world famous cherry blossoms, spring in Washington, D.C. is a remarkable sight. This April, however, there's something else blooming in our n...

The Forgotten Crises

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

We must ensure that all people -- regardless of where they are born -- have the ability to live happy, healthy, and safe lives. It is critical for the media, governments, and individuals to focus on the massive scale of human suffering in Middle East and Europe. But we must not limit our focus.

To Improve Human Wellbeing, It's Time to Get Serious About Transparency

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Community and collective action matter. The dream is for all civil society organizations to look beyond their individual projects and work collectivel...

Finding a Balance Between Counterterrorism and Supporting NGOs

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Fear and anxiety should not encourage U.S. NGOs to first ask local partners or activists if they are terrorists before they ask if they can be partners.

Celebrating NGO's Commitment to Quality Data

Lindsay Coates | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

Ideally, all who are working to build a better world - citizens, NGOs, governments, academia, donors, the media, and the private sector - would have data available for use however and whenever they need it.

Reflecting on 2015: What Images Inspire You?

Lindsay Coates | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

Images can accomplish in a glance what we try to persuade others of every day. We, who fight to end global poverty and promote human dignity, can quickly get into the minutia of microfinancing in Iraq or improving food security in Togo - and that is important.

The Power of Partnership: A Hand Up Helps a Hospital Get Back on Its Feet

Lindsay Coates | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

St. Luke's Hospital provides a necessary service for the people of Nablus. Yet seven years ago the future of St. Luke's looked shaky, threatening the people of Nablus' access to healthcare.

New Holiday Traditions: Giving a Goat and Getting Results

Tessie San Martin | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Tessie San Martin

Facing a skeptical public, competition for charitable donations, and increased demands for short-term impact, is it surprising that charities use holiday catalogs to package development programs to donors?

The Hunt for Malaria: It Takes a Village to Stop a Deadly Disease

Lesley Reed | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Lesley Reed

To truly eliminate malaria, the cycle of transmission from humans to mosquitos and back again has to stop. All it takes is one mosquito bite to spread the parasite on.

The Fight to End Hunger: The Role of U.S. NGOs and Global Leadership

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 10.20.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

This September, global leaders from 193 countries came together to agree on an ambitious set of universal goals to reduce poverty and inequality.

The Post-2015 Agenda: A Global Call to Increase Civil Society Space

Lindsay Coates | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

Over the past 15 years, our thinking has shifted - the role of local agency and self-determination has become central to the policy discussion, though I would argue it has always been central to how humans make progress.

Building a New Role for U.S. NGOs as Active Global Citizens

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

In a meeting with a group of international nonprofit CEOs, one organization recently stated that all of its programs frequently impact 100 million peo...

What We Mean by "Civic Space" and Where We're Pushing Back

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

What is civic space? It's the ability for health clinics to operate freely towards eradicating polio in Pakistan, it enables humanitarians to rapidly deliver shelter after a hurricane in the Philippines, and it is imperative to the fight for greater justice and equality in South Africa, and here at home.

Providing Aid to the People, Needing Peace as the Crisis Continues

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Since fighting broke out in December 2013, thousands of civilians have been killed, and an estimated 2 million people have been displaced, including more than 600,000 refugees fleeing to neighboring countries.

Why We Exist and How We Can Evolve

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

We live in a globalized world. Corporations work across national boundaries and government policies continue to be shaped by international norms. Local civil society working on its own is no match for these forces. This is where nonprofits that work globally come into the picture.

Nepal: A Call to Action

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 05.01.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Six months ago many in the humanitarian system wondered if it was the worst it has ever been, with crises in Syria, South Sudan, and the Central Africa Republic. Then came Ebola. And Yemen.

Reduce Trade Roadblocks to Improve Food Security

Lindsay Coates | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Lindsay Coates

Conventional wisdom usually does not link trade to programs and policies that address poverty. We need to unpack this conventional wisdom and explore how improving key aspects of trade link to development, using as an example how U.S.-Africa trade policies can unlock Africa's economic potential in agriculture.

Ebola: The Fight to Reach Zero and the Road to Recovery

Lindsay Coates | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

Even as rates in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have significantly decreased, we must continue to reach our target of zero cases, prevent future outbreaks and rebuild afflicted communities.

Women as Leaders in Peaceful Transition

Lindsay Coates | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

Women are often disproportionately affected by armed conflict, yet are also often excluded from peace processes and seen as helpless and vulnerable victims in need of protection. This month we mark International Women's Day 2015 by celebrating women's progress toward greater political, social, and economic freedoms.

Advocating for Civil Society Space in 2015

Lindsay Coates | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

As civil society organizations continue as donors and educators, implementers and advocates, we must ask the tough questions about financing, governance, and systems that perpetuate poverty and exclusion and deny dignity.

Invest to Save Lives and Build Sustainable Communities

Lindsay Coates | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

To prevent future crises and help build resilient communities, it is necessary for the U.S. to continue investments in programs that help the world's poor and vulnerable populations obtain access to health care, clean water, nutritious food, and basic education, as well as promote economic growth and democracy and human rights.

Congress Sets Politics Aside for Critical Development and Humanitarian Issues

Lindsay Coates | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

2014 saw an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises around the globe. At the same time, this year's mid-term congressional elections brought partisan tensions to new highs inside the Washington Beltway.

Ebola Crisis: We Are in This for the Long Haul

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Immense support, funding and collaborative efforts are required to stop Ebola. However, our support must not end there. It is necessary to build more robust local healthcare infrastructures and diminish the negative ripple effects the virus has generated.

Can G20 Leaders Pull Together in Brisbane to End Financial Secrecy and Curb Corruption?

John Ruthrauff | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
John Ruthrauff

The world will be watching the G20 leaders in Brisbane this weekend (November 15-16) to see if they can address the world's slow economic growth, the problem of anonymous companies, and global inequality.