The Peace Corps is a broken bureaucracy. It has lost its way. It is a shell of what it once was. And in the most important moment in Peace Corps history since the Kennedy years, it is unready and unwell.
In terms of the philanthropic world, Krisiko Asha was microscopic in purpose, serving to advance sixteen tiny villages in the remote hills of Nepal, one of the poorest, smallest countries in the world.
In 100 days, the Obama administration has taken more than 100 actions that are reshaping American foreign policy, reversing the failures of the Bush administration, and renewing America's standing in the world.
Between 1970 and 1998, while aid flows were at their peak, poverty in Africa actually rose from 11% to 66%. Instead of extending credit lines and throwing celebrity rock concerts, perhaps it is time to re-examine what has worked.