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Faustine Wabwire
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For the last 15 years, the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have formed the bedrock of global development efforts -- goals on hunger, gender equality,... Continue reading
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Today the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released the 2014 edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI).... Continue reading
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Last month, two U.S. citizens who contracted Ebola in Liberia were flown home for treatment. Their amazing recovery within just a couple of weeks must... Continue reading
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Last week, President Obama hosted the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC. The summit, whose theme was Investing in the Next Generation, brought together... Continue reading
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It was not so long ago— in 2007-2008 and 2010-2011—that spikes in the prices of staple foods accompanied by food price volatility caused a surge... Continue reading
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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), endorsed by 189 countries in 2000, are an unprecedented global effort to achieve development goals that are identified collectively, achievable,... Continue reading
What is the U.S. government doing to reduce global hunger? Many people would answer – correctly, of course -- that our country provides food aid... Continue reading
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As we all know, the people who will shape global development in the future -- the people we need to finish the job of ending... Continue reading
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A single statistic—the world is home to 842 million chronically hungry men, women, and children—is enough to show that effective U.S. foreign assistance is urgently... Continue reading
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Photo Credit: Laura Elizabeth Pohl for Bread for the World The Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) are an unprecedented global effort to achieve human development goals... Continue reading
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Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, made landfall on the eastern coast of the Philippines last Friday, November 8, 2013. As of today, more than... Continue reading
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In May 2013, the High Level Panel on the post-2015 development agenda—a group tasked with advising the United Nations Secretary General—released its report A New... Continue reading
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Last week, the United Nations Children'sFund (UNICEF) released its 2013 progress report Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed. The report details trends in under-5... Continue reading
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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have served as a shared framework for global action and cooperation on development since 2000. Ahead of the upcoming United... Continue reading
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Yesterday, the United States International Development Agency (USAID) announced the release of the most detailed data yet available on the Foreign Assistance Dashboard. USAID has... Continue reading
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Transparency in foreign aid is necessary so that both taxpayers in the donor country and nongovernmental organizations and citizens in the partner country are able... Continue reading
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President Obama continues on his historic three-country trip to Africa. So far, the president has met with leaders from government, business, and civil society. The... Continue reading
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There's already an active international debate on what might follow the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire at the end of 2015. The U.N.... Continue reading
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Although each of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is important, some include more specifics than others. MDG 3 is to "promote gender equality" --... Continue reading
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On February 11, Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE) treated his constituents yet again to his annual Opportunity: Africa Conference. The half-day conference looked at how Delaware’s... Continue reading
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During his State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 12, President Obama reiterated his promise to address climate change in his second term. The... Continue reading
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It’s been three months since super storm Sandy struck. Sandy wreaked havoc, cutting a destructive path through the Caribbean before making landfall in the United... Continue reading
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With only three years left to the expiration date of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, efforts towards building a new global development agenda... Continue reading
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In our world of acronyms, chances are that like myself, you have found yourself in that awkward situation -– when you stumble across a mysterious... Continue reading