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Portraits From Women In Zimbabwe

Patrick Hayes for Kiva | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Patrick Hayes for Kiva

I push the button and the black steel door slides across its tracks, revealing morning traffic and fallen rusty flowers.

Slowdown in Growth of BRIICS Brings New Challenges to Growth of Non-OECD Economies

OECD | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
OECD

Will living standards in emerging-market economies and developing countries continue to catch up with advanced economies in the years to come?

12 Young Entrepreneurs Who Make Me Feel Optimistic About Nigeria's Future

Mary Olushoga | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Mary Olushoga

Despite the growing concern for Nigeria's future due to terrorism or the lack of conscientious leaders, I am optimistic.

WATCH: What Happens To Each And Every Cell In A Developing Embryo

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.22.2014 | Science

How does an embryo go from being a lump of cells to a full-fledged nervous system? Just watch for yourself in The New York Times' trippy video abov...

Reconstruction or Haiti's Latest Disaster? Tourism Development on Île-à-Vache Island

Beverly Bell | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

  The following is adapted from a presentation by Jessica Hsu of Other Worlds and Jean Claudy Aristil of Radio VKM Les Cayes at the Executive Sy...

Governance Matters: Civil Society Voice and Performance at the World Cup

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Daniel_Kaufmann

These days, a soccer World Cup is a multi-billion dollar project, with a number of financial "winners," such as FIFA, and many losers, given the development priorities that are sacrificed to build gleaming stadia. Does this also mean that one can explain a nation's success at the cup largely by money?

Mozambique's Coconut Graveyards

Crystal Wells | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Mozambique was once one of the largest coconut producers in the world. Today, reports estimate that as much as half of the country's coconut trees have been destroyed, making it impossible to sustain the same level of production.

World Bank Poised to Deny Africa's Indigenous Peoples Their Rights

Nezir Sinani | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Nezir Sinani

The fight over indigenous peoples' rights in Africa is much larger than the World Bank, where its Indigenous Peoples Policy is applied infrequently. The greatest danger comes instead from the World Bank's image, for good or ill, as a global standard-setter.

USAID 2.0: Improving Impact and Outcomes

Jean Case | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Jean Case

Administrator Shah and his team worked tirelessly with members of the Panel in a remarkable spirit of openness and transparency, and he and his team embraced the animating principle that saving a greater number of lives depends on fundamental revisions to existing practices at USAID.

The World Bank Just Made Lagos' Poorest Poorer

Nezir Sinani | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Nezir Sinani

Badia communities are demanding justice. The least the World Bank can do is implement its own policies.

Why I am Rooting for Brasil

Mandeep Singh | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Mandeep Singh

Brasil winning the World Cup could be a small moment of reconciliation for the nation's struggle, potentially helping to heal the wounds of what is lost.

Ten Questions We Should Be Asking About Our Communities

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Green buildings are mainstream now, and green infrastructure is advancing. Indeed, some progressive institutions believe it is time to begin installing "net-positive" buildings that produce more sustainable energy and water than they consume, and that generate no net waste.

Girls and Environmental Change Go Hand in Hand

Lila Igram | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

World Environment Day is in June, so it seemed fitting to post this article in June. Then, I got to thinking, every day should be a day where we are working to make sustainable changes for our environment.

Even Just to Celebrate Our Differences: Why We Still Need Sports to Make Peace

Meicen Sun | Posted 07.02.2014 | Sports
Meicen Sun

To many of my friends in the U.S., sports often entail beer on a Sunday night. To some in Africa, it might mean making and playing with a football made from plastic bags. But this is exactly how sports unite by highlighting commonality among those who are otherwise very different.

Simplicity: The Next Big Thing

Josh Bersin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Josh Bersin

How do we help manage our lives? How can businesses make our work life better?

3 Reasons to Talk to Your Kids About 'Pleasure'

Vicki Hoefle | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
Vicki Hoefle

While you squirm in your seat about how and when you're going to approach this topic as a family, here are three reasons to start talking to your kids about sex and pleasure right now.

Why Tech Innovation Should Matter To NGOs

Lauren Woodman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact
Lauren Woodman

Every industry, sector, and market goes through times of transformation and innovation. Whether you're selling smart phones or automobiles, technological change is a powerful force that drives industry innovation and disruption, shaking up traditional industry leaders and establishing new companies.

The App Store and the Top Tenth of One Percent

Joseph Farrell | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Joseph Farrell

Apple's main effort to increase app diversity and discoverability has been to feature unique and exceptional apps on the main App Store screen.

Go West, Young Technologists, and Grow With HTTP

Sarah Novotny | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Sarah Novotny

The modern Internet is made of compose-able and interoperable components all speaking HTTP. Go forth and build the pieces that you think are missing, just do so respecting the power that exists in the ever-evolving protocol of HTTP.

Green Building -- The Path to High-Road Jobs

Denise Fairchild | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Denise Fairchild

The American Society of Civil Engineers' 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure defined energy efficiency/renewable energy as the "sweet spot" for immediate job creation. Multiple other studies foresee millions of new jobs in those sectors.

Project Stealth: The Future of Stealth Action Multiplayer Games (Part II)

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Lately, we've looked closer at the gameplay and have found new high-level gameplay goals. Features like the optional mini-objectives for Mercenaries and the Partner System are based on these new insights. This will shake up the gameplay enough to feel fresh.

How Will Your Apps Behave In iOS 8?

Adit Shukla | Posted 06.18.2014 | Huffpost Code
Adit Shukla

Apple revealed some of the most exciting changes to iOS in years at WWDC recently. With an unprecedented number of possibilities of where apps could go, what is this going to all mean for the average user?

Hostages Strapped to the Tank: Coastal Commission Stories - Lesson 2

Steve Blank | Posted 06.17.2014 | San Francisco
Steve Blank

"Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception." Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince For six and a half years I served as a public official...

Kate Sheppard

World Bank Staff Anxious About Major Changes, According To Internal Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An internal survey of World Bank Group employees obtained by The Huffington Post indicates a significant portion of employees have conce...

Project Stealth: The Future of Stealth Action Multiplayer Games (Part I)

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Project Stealth may literally be just one of hundreds of indie games currently fighting for support on Kickstarter, but it stands out from the rest of the pack by virtue of its very premise.