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Apr 14, 2007
The southern African country of Mozambique is one of the poorest nations in the world. Yet it has also managed to nearly double its per capita GDP in the last fifteen years.
Apr 13, 2007
Two articles have come out this week that point to new possibilities for prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa.
Apr 02, 2007
If there is a core truism to aid work it might be that all things are connected.
Mar 28, 2007
The World Health Organization has announced that worldwide tuberculosis cases as a percentage of the population held steady in 2006. Yet more cases of tuberculosis are identified as extensively drug-resistent (XDR-TB).
Mar 07, 2007
An article in the March 12 edition of The New Yorker provides an overview of AIDS denial, and how it has influenced AIDS treatment practices in South Africa.
Mar 06, 2007
Botswana’s prevention programs have focused almost exclusively on condom distribution and promotion; no one is talking about either abstinence or promoting faithfulness to one partner.
Feb 20, 2007
A recent study conducted by the MIT Poverty Action Lab reveals surprising data about how the poor earn, spend, borrow and invest. The study should be required reading for anyone looking at ways to effectively invest in reducing poverty.
Feb 10, 2007
The current greening of Niger puts the into question whether environmental degradation really is an intractable problem in impoverished regions.
Feb 06, 2007
A recent report issued by the Center on International Cooperation at New York University confirms that attacks on aid workers have doubled or more than doubled every year between 1997 and 2005.
Jan 29, 2007
The World Health Organization announced last week that its Measles Initiative has been successful at decreasing worldwide measles deaths by 60 percent since it began in 1999. The challenge now will be to sustain and expand.