Two award-winning reporters have collaborated on a new book entitledEnough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. It is a page turner. Unless you simply don't give a damn, this is a must read.
President Obama's choice of Rajiv Shah as the next USAID administrator reflects a disturbing tendency of this administration to grease the "revolving-door" between industry and government, contrary to campaign promises.
Now that Michael Posner has been officially installed as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, it's about time we get started down the road to righting a whole slew of global wrongs.
There's a fundamental irony in U.S. development policy: we give too little, and what we give, we give inefficiently. Our money is not translating into corresponding levels of goodwill around the world.
The selection of Dr. Rajiv Shah to lead USAID is a tremendous choice that underscores the Obama Administration's commitment to the vital role development plays in foreign policy and to the rebuilding of this vital agency.