Friday, October 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Purpose of Development Aid?

In our changing world, does aid continue to save the lives of children, decrease poverty and help fight disease?

What is the real motivation behind aid? Click here to read thoughts of Sarah Bermeo from Duke University's Center for International Development.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Drive for Resilience

On Monday, The Christian Science Monitor Daily will launch a weeklong series on strengthening community resilience in East Africa.

To watch the first video click here.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Thinking Working Politically

Many development initiatives fail. Why? According to Thinking/Working Politically (TWP) one problem is those who would benefit most lack power; that is, those who can make a difference are disengaged and political barriers are too often overlooked.

Yet, progress is being made on "Doing Development Differently". Right now you can take action. Click Here to learn about and sign the DDD Manifesto.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Doing Development Differently

As the world rethinks development and foreign aid, USAID is considering combining disaster assistance and food humanitarian programs.  Click here to read the article.

Perhaps faith-based organizations are in the best position to bridge the gap as government budgets diminish. Click here to read Oxfam's Duncan Green's article. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Happy National Volunteer Week

It's National Volunteer Week. We have SO MANY volunteers who give so much we wanted to take a moment to pause and say "Thanks!" to everyone who pitched in and helped out over the past year. We CAN'T do it alone, and are so grateful to count you as one of our friends.  We cherish ALL the volunteersin-kind contributorsdonors that make our work possible.
  Special thanks to (left to right) Maria Berger, Edna Postash, John McCann, Jim Moore,
Jeff Sevigny, Miles Faulk and Nick Seery 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Universal Basic Income Experiment

To fight global poverty, data tells us Direct Cash Transfers are working. According to randomized controlled trials from GiveDirectly, the leader in DCTs “peer-reviewed studies demonstrate that simply giving people money works.”

Now the biggest experiment ever in universal basic income will take place in western Kenya over 12 years.

Click here to learn more.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Scale X Design Challenge

CARE's Scale X Design Accelerator program aims to bridge the gap between impact and scale.
Tomorrow, January 26th, CARE will launch the Scale X Design Challenge. At 7 pm EST the competition will be live at
To learn more click here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Millennium Development Goals

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll 
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to" replies the Cat.

Brookings'  John McArthur and Krista Rasmussen examine which trajectories changed, for better or worse, and dispel some common myths about the 2000 - 2015 MDGs. 

Click here to learn more.
To review the new 15 year goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all 
 Click Here.

Change starts with YOU. It's easy too.
Click here for "The lazy person's guide to saving the world".  

Monday, January 16, 2017

I have a Dream

"When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love. Where evil men would seek to perpetuate an unjust status quo, good men must seek to bring into being a real order of justice"

Taking a moment to reflect on MLK's inspiring "I have a dream speech" is a great way to commemorate and honor this truly great man.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Women - Are We Happier than Men?

Maria THINKS she is happier than Jorge. But is she really? Click here.
Standardized evaluation reveals the 'truth'.

Need more bad news... Click here for The Pessimist's Guide to 2017.