Monday, August 29, 2016

Fighting Global Poverty

Achieving Global Impact. That's a challenge and the goal of upcoming Inside NGO conference in Nairobi, Kenya. But is another meeting of experts really the solution?

Not according to William Easterly. In his recent book, The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor, he traces the history of the fight against global poverty. How tactics have trampled the individual freedom of the world's poor, suppressing a vital debate about an alternative approach to solving poverty; freedom.

The currently disputed 500-ton US peanut donation to Haiti is just one example of humanitarian aid that could actually undermine the economy of the nation it aims to help. Click here to learn more.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Financial Inclusion Report

The Brooking Institute has released the 2016 Financial Inclusion Report. This year's edition includes five new countries, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Egypt, Haiti and Vietnam.
Click here to read the report.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

2016 Global Food Policy Report

"How We Feed the World is Unsustainable" concludes this 2016 Food Policy Report, from the International Food Policy Research Institute.  If we are to meet SDG targets, we must promote and support a new global food system that is efficient, inclusive, climate-smart, sustainable, business-friendly plus nutrition-and health-driven. Click here to read the report.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Trees Of Tomorrow

Dan Balluff, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, has produced a documentary film to increase awareness of the plight of street children in Zambia.
Click here to watch the beautiful and informative film.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Map Africa

With the Map Africa tool you can learn about over 800 African Development Bank  "High 5" projects on the continent.

The interactive online tool tracks progress on the five highest priority sector projects: energy, industrialization, integration, food and quality of life .

Click here to go to Map Africa.