Category: Foreign Aid
There are 59 entries in this category.
Oct 10, 2007
US agriculture is intimately linked with food scarcity around the world. The impact is personal for the subsistence farmer: not only has her product been devalued by the flooding of her market with US-farmed commodities, but if she lives in or near a community that is the recipient of in-kind food aid she might find she doesn’t have any local buyers at all, since all her potential customers are now receiving their food for free. Thus she gets hit twice by US farm practices, a dynamic which is effectively putting her – and millions like her – out of business.
Sep 27, 2007
The 2007 Education at a Glance report, published by the OECD, shows that among the world’s wealthiest countries, those who spend well more than average on education (the US included) do not see proportionate increases in the number of students who finish secondary school, or indeed go beyond.
Jul 27, 2007
A new generation of intelligent, well-informed literature about the AIDS epidemic in Africa is trumpeting the need to better “know your epidemic.“
May 30, 2007
In an attempt to curtail the phenomenon in aid circles in which materials distributed for free are thrown away or never used, some groups are experimenting with making the poor pay for certain interventions, such as bed nets. The goal is to determine whether payment will increase use.
May 22, 2007
A recent Associated Press article cited a Danish study which concluded that food security in sub-Saharan Africa would not be negatively impacted if 50 percent of the agricultural acreage in Western food-exporting countries were converted to organic by 2020.
May 08, 2007
Effective investment in development continues to be handicapped by overselling of results and false expectations. The greatest danger is that such overselling makes cynics of a whole generation of donors.
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.
Mar 14, 2007
A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center questions whether guest worker programs in fact benefit workers as they should.
Feb 28, 2007
The world continues to harbor a number of ‘forgotten’ diseases for which science has provided a treatment that society - whether out of political motivation or lack of will - refuses to make available to those who need it.
Dec 30, 2006
Countries such as Mali are registering close to a thousand children in schools that employ only three teachers and have no or few textbooks.