Friday, April 26, 2013

Over 9 Million Households Out of Banking Loop

It’s amazing that about 8% of US households don’t even have a checking or savings account. And in the case of an emergency, someone without credit cards must often turn to triple-digit interest rate payday loan companies! This group of society may want to give consideration to Savings Groups as an alternative to formal banking as is being promoted by the Northern Lights coalition.

Education for All

Attending school is not enough.
Education quality and learning outcomes
must be addressed in post 2015 framework
 The 2015 deadline for achieving the MDGs is fast approaching. Global development education and finance leaders came together recently to discuss concrete steps to accelerate progress toward ensuring that all children go to school and learn. The MDGs, with their focus on education access, do not put sufficient attention on education quality and learning outcomes, which must be be addressed in the post-2015 development framework. Click here to read more.

The ministerial meeting ended with the premier of “Girls Rising”.(see previous post).  

Monday, April 15, 2013

Educate Girls - Change the World

Richard Robbins' new film, Girl Rising  is a testament to the  strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. This film is a MUST SEE. For show times in your area click here.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

UNDP 2013 Human Development Report

The 2013 Human Development Report,  "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World", is now available. It identifies more than 40 developing countries that have performed better than expected. China has overtaken Japan as the worlds second biggest economy, India and Brazil are reshaping their economies. Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, South Africa, Indonesia and many other developing nations are also becoming leading actors on the world stage.
Click here to download the important information in this new free report.