Blog Posts in Global Development

  • November 17, 2017

    Food for Education: The Program Taking Hunger Out of the Classroom

    Megan Rabbitt in Global Development | November 17, 2017

    For Violet and her classmates in Tanzania, lunchtime means sitting under the shade of nearby trees, happily devouring a hearty bowl of rice and beans. In the rural Mara region where Violet lives with her family, school meals like these were once a rare occurrence. Recurrent droughts in the region made farming difficult and food scarce — and until Project Concern International (PCI) stepped in, hunger was commonplace in the classroom.

  • November 10, 2017

    What Does Trump’s Trip to Asia Have to Do With Africa? Actually, a lot.

    Megan Rabbitt in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | November 10, 2017

    While all eyes are on President Trump’s whirlwind 12-day, 5-country tour of Asia, there’s been another narrative is playing out across the Indian Ocean: China’s growing influence in Africa.

  • November 10, 2017

    What Could the President’s Commitment to Reforming Development Finance Look Like?

    Abhik K. Pramanik in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | November 10, 2017

    Speaking in Vietnam just a few hours ago, President Trump launched a debate on the future of development finance by committing the Administration to help American businesses invest and compete in the developing world.

  • October 17, 2017

    An Ambitious Plan to Eradicate Poverty By 2030

    Taylor Schwink in Global Development | October 17, 2017

    While more people than ever before are climbing out of poverty, major pieces to the puzzle of eradicating it are still missing. But by investing in the proper tools and resources, this report shows how quickly poverty, its symptoms and its dire consequences could finally be wiped out.

  • October 16, 2017

    World Food Day: Joining Forces to End Hunger

    Megan Rabbitt in Global Development | October 16, 2017

    As we mark World Food Day and celebrate the incredible progress Feed the Future has made possible, we are reminded that there is so much left to do. 800 million people will go to bed hungry tonight, and over 20 million people are at risk of starvation from the threat of famine. Increasing food security and building resiliency has taken on a new sense of urgency— but with continued investment and support, Feed the Future is well on its way to ending hunger once and for all.

  • October 12, 2017

    Brookings Podcast: The Experts Break Down Issues Facing U.S. Foreign Assistance

    Megan Guilfoyle in Global Development | October 12, 2017

    The latest episode of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast delves into the current challenges facing U.S. foreign assistance— including how Americans perceive foreign aid, the role the United States plays in a complex and turbulent world, and a deep dive into the current consensus around restructuring and reforming the State Department and USAID.

  • October 5, 2017

    In Times of Conflict, Teachers Make All the Difference

    Megan Guilfoyle in Global Development | October 5, 2017

    As we mark this World Teacher Day, we are reminded of the partnerships around the world that help to provide quality education in challenging times. Now is the time to double down on efforts to equip educators around the world with the resources and training needed to do their jobs— because an effective teacher can make a world of difference.

  • September 21, 2017

    President Trump Goes to New York

    John Glenn in Diplomacy, Global Development | September 21, 2017

    While the coverage of President Trump’s first speech at the United Nations General Assembly has focused on his defense of his “America First” message, stress on “sovereignty,” and threat to totally destroy North Korea, close listeners may have also heard him mention America’s efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, stop preventable disease like malaria, and advance the rights of women and girls around the world for the first time in office.

  • September 8, 2017

    Improving Literacy to Lift Up the Next Generation

    Megan Rabbitt in Global Development | September 8, 2017

    Consider this: if every child learned how to read before leaving school, 171 million people worldwide would be lifted out of poverty. And if all women completed a primary education, maternal death rates would drop by 66 percent.

  • September 6, 2017

    All Eyes on Yemen at the United Nations General Assembly

    Abhik K. Pramanik in Global Development | September 6, 2017

    On September 12th, the United Nations kicks off its 72nd General Assembly with leaders from across the globe in attendance.  Coordination of the U.N.’s humanitarian and disaster relief efforts will be central to the conversation, especially in Yemen, which was recently declared the world’s largest humanitarian crisis by the heads of several global humanitarian agencies.