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Faustine Wabwire
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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
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The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) carries out one of the newer U.S. development assistance initiatives, the Millennium Challenge Account. Established with strong bipartisan support in... Continue reading
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The Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium took place in Des Moines, IA, October 17-19. Each year, the symposium brings together leaders from around the world to... Continue reading
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The city of Arusha in Tanzania sits close to Africa's highest mountain- Mount Kilimanjaro. Given its mild climate, the region’s primary industry is agriculture. Both... Continue reading
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It is not what you have been hearing about Somalia since famine struck last year. At this time last year, the United Nations had declared... Continue reading
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The next few months will be critical as the world’s supply of staple grains grows tighter. Many countries need to take preventive actions such as... Continue reading
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For the tens of millions of people living in extreme poverty around the world, increases in food prices cause considerable hardship. The most dramatic recent... Continue reading
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A severe drought in the U.S. Midwest has cut projected grain yields dramatically. The impact of the U.S. drought on global markets is exacerbated by... Continue reading
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“Getting to zero” on AIDS – meaning zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths – was unimaginable just a decade ago. Today,... Continue reading
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In the Russian summer of 2010, the worst drought recorded in 38 years destroyed its wheat crop, sending the world into another food-price crisis that... Continue reading