Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
This has been reposted from the Mercy Corps blog.
Recently, international creditors forgave almost $20 billion in foreign debt amassed by the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The debt was mostly ac
Developed countries have been trying to help people in poor developing countries reach a higher standard of living for quite some time now.
The U.S. army’s “surge” in Afghanistan marked a new focus on development in addition to an increase in the number of combat troops. Development has not typically been part of the military’s purview.
Ninety-eight. That's the number of kids in Rajan Tiru's class. He's in class nine — the equivalent of ninth grade in the U.S. Next year he'll be in class 10 and will need to pass a big exam so he can continue his studies.
After environmental disasters, nations often rush to pledge relief aid. But how well-meaning are these donations?
Fiscal austerity may be forcing some countries to cut spending on foreign aid, but this isn’t the case everywhere.
Once called “Arabia Felix” or “happy arabia” by the Romans, today Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East.
When people donate to charity, they don’t usually expect their money to go straight into the pocket of a needy person half a world away.
In Haiti, rice is king. It’s consumed at every meal and forms an important source of income for many people — wholesalers, street vendors, and farmers. But the January earthquake has left the rice market in shambles.
All Mongolian winters are bitterly cold, but for the most extreme, the Mongols have a special word: a "dzud," which loosely translates as "crisis."
How many times have you seen a picture of a rural African farmer dressed in his Sunday best? Probably not very many.
Esther Duflo is once again in the news, this time for having won the John Bates Clark medal.
Ever wonder why some development projects succeed while others fail?
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