Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Did you know that it costs more to ship a ton of wheat from Kenya to neighboring Uganda than it does to ship it across the Atlantic?
The world is buzzing about the U.S. election results, and Afghanistan — where I'm collecting stories on Mercy Corps projects — is no exception.
Congo has the world's biggest deposits of gold, copper, diamonds, and tin. Its dramatic mountain landscapes once inspired Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn’s romantic saga in The African Queen.
Each day, one million South Africans get a text message that reads something like this:
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Previously known for its economic egalitarianism, Japan is now experiencing a widening income gap. That’s because many workers are finding themselves without a steady job as Japanese companies are relying more
The credit and financial crisis that has engulfed the world has created a firestorm of comment about capitalism and free markets.
Nobody said it will be easy or simple. Nor can it be relegated to a checklist and a timetable. But its importance bears no dispute. Global poverty is the largest and most crucial challenge facing tomorrow’s leaders.
In a push to raise awareness of price and labor injustices faced by cocoa farmers in West Africa, the AP reports that some churches in the U.S.
When you think of North Korea, you may first think of the ongoing nuclear weapons debates and political squabble with the U.S. Yet according to the latest United Nations report, the most significant problem affecting North Koreans is the current shortage of food there.
Last week oil prices dipped under $70 a barrel for the first time in over a year. While the lower price may have Americans at the gas pump celebrating, it’s bad news for the leaders of oil-rich countries that made
The last divided capital city in the world is Nicosia, Cyprus. Armed soldiers line each side of a buffer zone, with Greeks living on one side and Turks on the other.
Imagine if you couldn’t order that book you’ve wanted off Amazon.com or take that short walk or car ride to the library either. Instead, you have to wait for your book to be delivered — by a man and his two donkeys.
Eight hundred million peasants in China have never been allowed to own their land. Under new reforms by the Chinese government, farmers can trade, subcontract or lease their land — options they have never had before.
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