Over the past five months, President Obama has made great strides in improving transparency within the USG. Mr. Zoellick and his team of experts over at the World Bank could stand to learn a thing or two from the U.S. Government.
Leading lights of the aid movement -- Geldof, Bono, Sachs and Easterly -- continue to bicker with politicians and amongst themselves without taking a visible role in reform of the levers of assistance.
Microcredit is not a silver bullet for poverty alleviation. But Kiva has done an exceptional job in advancing the popular understanding of the role that credit can play in raising people out of poverty.