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Movers, Shakers, Thinkers, Doers Converge on Former N.C. Mill Town

David J. Olson | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

What will happen when they come together with more than 30 other speakers and 300 participants for two days of disrupting, networking and doing?

Transparency Is a Two-Way Window

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

While it is important to root out corruption in developing countries it is also worth remembering that by definition transparency should work both ways; that it is equally about holding wealthy nations and aid organizations to account.

Shifting the Focus on Surviving During Childbirth in Sierra Leone

Fatou Wurie | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Fatou Wurie

I come from a country where 1 in 23 women are at risk of not surviving during childbirth, where 1 baby dies every 46 minutes. A grim reality perhaps, but I also work on a project that chooses to focus on the possibilities of survival.

June 8, 2013: A Now or Never Moment on Nutrition

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

At least 1/3 of all child deaths -- almost 3 million every year -- are linked to chronic undernutrition. No war, no flood, no coup necessary -- these are the children who fall through the cracks between food and nutrition.

Getting on the Same Page to End Child Deaths

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Nearly 30% of child deaths around the world could be prevented using tools we already have. That we fail to prevent these deaths is one of the single largest failures of humanity.

Zimbabwe's Great Leap Toward Preventing HIV in Children

Chip Lyons | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
Chip Lyons

By committing to the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Zimbabwe has ensured that its children will not only survive, but have the opportunity to thrive.

U.K. Mother's Day -- A Cause for Celebration, But Not for All

Nancy Durrell McKenna | Posted 05.16.2012 | Impact
Nancy Durrell McKenna

Each year, 358,000 women worldwide die from complications arising from pregnancy and childbirth, there are four million neonatal deaths and three million stillbirths.

Private Sector Approach at U.S. Aid Agency: Can Tough Measures Aid U.S. Jobs?

Dan Silverstein | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

In the stock market the smart money knows "if you're going to panic, panic early". The same is true for entrepreneurs when it comes to recognizi...

Back to Bangladesh -- Day 2

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Christy Turlington Burns

Narshingdhi, in Bangladesh, is a community that has suffered the losses of too many women in pregnancy and so has organized itself to make a change.

Back to Bangladesh -- Day 1

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 08.20.2011 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Given that Bangladesh is one of the countries in the world with the highest burden of maternal mortality rates, the latest news of significant improvement on that front gives me great hope.

HALO: Clearing Mines and Saving Lives

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Helen Gray remembers a field of 30,000 mines that ran straight through a village in Mozambique in south east Africa. Some of the homes were on one sid...

London School of Economics (LSE) Director Howard Davies on the Past, Present, and Future

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

Religion is clearly an important force in the contemporary world whether you believe in it or not, and therefore I think we need to try to integrate that better into our teaching.

Does Civic Engagement Make a Difference? Research Supports Prior Claims

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Rather than question the value of civic engagement, we should instead focus on how to strengthen and encourage more of it. A new British report perhaps could serve as a model.

Transparency as Opportunity

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

When it rains, it pours... DfID announced in June that it is going to make its aid fully transparent to citizens in the UK and recipient countries. ...

Official Aid Transparency: First the UK, Now the US?

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

This guest post is by Felipe Cabezas, who recently joined GlobalGiving. DFID, the UK's aid agency, recently committed itself to an Aid Transparency G...

Women Farmers in the Developing World

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Silverstein

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 80% of agricultural workers are women. According to the World Bank,They raise 90% of the food, but receive only 10% of credit extended for agricultural loans.