At the recent NATO summit, much time was spent discussing whether America’s allies spend enough on defense. At a time when many of today’s global challenges do not have military solutions alone – from pandemics like Ebola to refugees driven by famines and conflicts – how does the debate shift if we consider not just military spending but spending on global development?
Amina knew she was very sick but she had never been tested for HIV – her fear of testing positive and the stigma surrounding the disease had kept her from seeking care. In Tanzania, convincing people like Amina to learn their status and start treatment is one of the most significant barriers health workers face in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
President Trump’s comments have ignited a debate over what the United States’ role should be following the de-escalation of military conflict in war-torn states. In order to maintain the military’s hard fought gains and prevent the return of ISIS, it’s critical that people are able to return home to begin the hard work of rebuilding their country.
At the Fadjiguila Community School in Bamako, 128 second-graders are packed into a single classroom. Despite the classroom’s cramped confines, the children are doing something unusual for their age in Mali. They are reading and writing.
This week, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced that a deadly new outbreak of Ebola has spread to Mbandaka, a large city in the DRC with a population of over one million. As news of the outbreak spread, the White House announced its intention to rescind approximately $252 million in U.S. funding for the fight against Ebola.
As the World Bank’s Spring Meetings get underway, members of the Bank will consider a request to provide a capital increase for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) to support financing for economic growth in middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries.
One in ten Central Americans live without electricity, hindering productivity, education, and economic growth. To tackle this problem, Tetra Tech partnered with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the governments of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador through the Regional Clean Energy Initiative (RCEI), which has helped to develop the region’s energy markets and reduce energy costs.