Global Impact Blog
The Pew Research Center made a splash yesterday by releasing poll results that showed that 52% of Americans believe the United States “should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along the best they can on their own.”
With a monster winter storm, bumper-to-bumper traffic, and delayed flights, it’s easy to lose sight, literally, of some of the extraordinary things our foreign assistance agencies are doing for the world, and America. Tis’ the season to be thankful, however, so here are a couple of examples at the top of my list. Leading in the […]
Turning on the news today, one cannot help but see the many challenges facing the global community: relief efforts in the Philippines following the tragedy of Super Typhoon Haiyan, a potential deal to end Iran’s nuclear enrichment program, and continued challenges from extreme poverty and global hunger.
As we take stock of the impact of the horrific tragedy in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan, Americans inside and outside of government are rushing to help those less fortunate. These values of compassion and generosity have long been part of what makes us Americans, as seen in 2010 during the U.S. response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti and 2004 tsunami in East Asia.
I sat down with Brendan Flynn to talk about his work over the last two years as our veterans outreach director, supporting our Veterans for Smart Power campaign.
Every year, the Kaiser Family Foundation surveys the nation about our perceptions of foreign aid. And every year, Americans surveyed think we spend way more on foreign aid than we actually do.
If there is one thing that every country has in common, it’s soccer. And that makes the sport an effective way of communicating across language and cultural barriers.
The big news of the week was the release of Publish What You Fund’s 2013 Aid Transparency Index (ATI). For the first time a U.S. agency was on top with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) scoring highest in transparency.
As week two of the government shutdown comes to a close, the impact on international affairs continues to emerge.
The face of international development is rapidly changing. Today, major U.S. businesses are partnering with public sector organizations like the State Department and USAID to emphasize the importance of U.S. investments overseas as not just the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do.