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Show Me the Money: How to Make Governments Work

Keith W. McLean | Posted 04.11.2014 | World
Keith W. McLean

One important piece of the puzzle can be summed up thus: Open budgets = transparent budget processes + open data + citizen engagement.

Missing a Trick? Making Natural Resources Work for Development

Dana Wilkins | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Dana Wilkins

Next week, over 1,000 government officials, aid donors, NGO reps, and private businesses will descend on Mexico City for the first meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC).

Passion, Fashion and Development

Keneuoe Mphutlane | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Keneuoe Mphutlane

The objects were picked on the basis of their use to the young girls in their daily lives and conducted in different provinces of Rwanda. It revealed that the majority of the girls picked the sewing machine over the other objects.

Effective Development On a Mac

J. Randall Hunt | Posted 04.10.2014 | Huffpost Code
J. Randall Hunt

A lot of developers use Macs these days because it's the hot new thing. Unfortunately Macs are not the greatest development platform in the world out ...

20 Years After Genocide in Rwanda, Violence Against the Global Poor Still a Reality

Gary Haugen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Gary Haugen

Billions of the poorest people throughout the developing world know in a terrible and personal way the same truth the Rwanda genocide taught me: Violence has the power to destroy everything -- and is unstopped by our other responses to poverty.

20 Years Later, Rwanda Is Succeeding

Josh Ruxin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Josh Ruxin

Rwanda had to create something virtually unique in Africa: government that was corruption-free, a plan to turn away foreign aid as soon as possible, and a reliance on business standards to encourage competition and efficiency.

Are Genetically Modified Crops Good for Sub-Saharan Africa? An Overview

April Zhu | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
April Zhu

The model itself is complex, incorporating the activities of multiple countries and goods, but the concept is simple: If all else remains equal, how much more money can we expect sub-Saharan Africans to make if they just switched to GM?

Syrian Crisis Creating a Lost Generation

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
Hani Almadhoun

Others I met on my journey around Lebanon's camps were positive and resourceful in spite of nearly impossible conditions. But, for how much longer?

Power of Sport to Inform, Empower and Transform

Dr. Mary Hums | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mary Hums

In August 2013 the United Nations declared that April 6 will now be recognized as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP). ...

Between Two Worlds: Mila Shwaiko

Rio Helmi | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Rio Helmi

Mila Shwaiko, born to Australian and American parents, grew up from early infancy in the village of Ubud in Bali, which today is more of a town and is a major tourist destination on the island.

How Tech Startups Can Claim Research and Development Tax Credits

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

The credit is over 30 years old, but has never been made permanent and, over its many renewals, new rules and regulations have been tacked on.

Paradise in Turmoil: Honolulu, Oahu Marches and Rallies Against Massive Developments

Choon James | Posted 03.10.2014 | Hawaii
Choon James

Downtown Honolulu is designated as urban in the Oahu General Plan. However, townies are not about to see every inch of green paved over or what limited ocean or mountain views disappear entirely.

Cultural Understanding and Global Thinking in Business

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Filippouli

We need to rethink they way we do business. If we want to succeed, we have to develop a new global mindset that will combine international talent management and development while building on interlinkages between diversity and innovation.

The Great Degeneration

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 02.28.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

Society has become centered in the cities, and in the cities, there is only effectiveness when good government is present.

Hijacking the Oscars to Celebrate Social Change

Blair Glencorse | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

Honesty, integrity and openness have to be at the center of efforts to improve lives for citizens all over the globe. That's why the Accountability Lab and ONE Campaign have teamed up on the Honesty Oscars this week.

Democracies Don't Dazzle

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

As developing economies developed, their process of democratization seemed inevitable. Indeed many western scholars believed that the process democratization was a given natural development for any state.

Consuming Over the Horizon: Seeing Our Impact Can Help Us Make the Right Decisions

David Wilkie | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

By consciously situating ourselves in a larger, interconnected global community, where most trade is certified earth-friendly, we may begin to make choices about how we build, where we shop, and what we eat a little more carefully.

Why Tackling Corruption Matters in Development Aid

Huguette Labelle | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Huguette Labelle

Corruption is not just the bribery that happens when a mother tries to enroll her daughter in school. It is also the grand corruption that plagues government and makes institutions dishonest and ineffective.

A Plan for Tackling Inequality: What's Needed Now

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Winnie Byanyima

Each nation and region has its own circumstances, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. But we know that in countries which have successfully reduced inequality, progressive taxation has been an important tool, enabling governments to invest in good quality health care and education for their poorest citizens.

Would Bill Gates Artificially Prolong His Life? His Surprising (And Inspiring) Answer

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology

Walt Disney has long been rumored to have preserved his body in a cryogenic chamber for a future revival. Google recently established Calico, a biotec...

I Was Pregnant for Over a Year

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

On a Tuesday in mid-October, while sitting in my dermatologists waiting room, I noticed that I had to urinate for what seemed like the thousandth time that morning. And there it was. Blood.

Surprise! Foreign Aid Works and Other Good News

Spencer Critchley | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Spencer Critchley

It's all too easy to believe the worst about the world. In fact, research shows that our minds are wired to be much more sensitive to bad news than good -- it's called negativity bias.

A New Kind of Early Childhood Investment: Getting a 'Head Start' on Saving

Terri Friedline, PhD | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
Terri Friedline, PhD

As poverty affects millions of children in the United States each year and is a growing economic condition, we need preventive, economic interventions to right these unequal paths before it is too late and to invest in all children so they have better opportunities to reach their life's full potential.

Should Barcodes Be Penguin-Shaped? (We Think The Answer Is Clear)

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.05.2014 | Huffpost Code

Maybe they didn't stand out so much when their primary purpose was to line the shelves of supermarkets, but with the advent of smartphones, barcodes a...

The Kardashian Index: On the "How" and "Why" of International Development Work

Ming Holden | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

I wondered what the tenuous connection was between Britney Spears the breathing human and the faded sticker bearing her image thousands of miles away.