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Poor Nations

Bill Gates' Rose-Colored Glasses

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.31.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

To his credit, Gates is a remarkable philanthropist, and his generosity certainly sets a bold standard for all wealthy people to emulate. Nevertheless, his appears blind to the genuine suffering of people who endure poverty, even in the wealthiest countries on Earth.

Bill Gates's Plan For Raising Money For Poorer Nations

Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A report by Microsoft founder Bill Gates to Group of 20 ministers on Friday proposes raising new funding for poorer countri...

The Yen, the Yuan and the Yunus

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

A global currency would allow emerging economies to borrow in their own currency, avoid currency mismatches and the extreme poor can trade with each other without being exposed to currency risk.

A Call for Some Much Needed Sisterhood on This Planet

Linda Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Adams

Global warming affects our entire planet but it has a disproportionate impact on people in poor communities, especially women.

G-20 Commits To Funneling Billions To Poor, Struggling States

allAfrica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies, recognizing that the global financial crisis has "a disproportionate impact" on vulnerable people in ...

President Obama Recommits to the World's Poor in First Address

Virginia Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia Simmons

President Obama clear in his speech the importance of fighting poverty and preventable disease worldwide.

Climate-Change Program To Aid Poor Nations Is Shut

New York Times | Andrew C. Revkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The National Center for Atmospheric Research, an important hub for work on the causes and consequences of climate change, has shut down a program focu...