Blog Posts in Global Development

  • November 26, 2018
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    Keystone Vets Discuss Security, Development & Diplomacy

    Danny Restivo in Global Development, National Security | November 26, 2018

    From pandemics to natural disasters to strained resources from a growing global population, there are a multitude of challenges for our nation that threaten global stability and go beyond the scope of a military solution.

  • November 21, 2018
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    Getting to a Bountiful Thanksgiving in 2050

    Sung Lee in Global Development | November 21, 2018

    Thanksgiving is upon us and families will come together to give thanks and share a meal that connects people all across America. And while we celebrate this American tradition here at home, it’s important to remember the millions around the world who don’t know where they will find their next meal.

  • November 19, 2018
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    For Amazon & for Africa, Infrastructure Matters

    Cody Corrington in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | November 19, 2018

    Cities across America lost the bid to house Amazon’s HQ2. Although they lost the bid many of these cities are saying perhaps they’re better off because they are now equipped to handle them. This step— creating infrastructure that supports business development— is vital to a city’s economic growth. Just as major metropolitan areas in the U.S. are investing in their infrastructure, on the other side of the world, cities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa are following suit—working to provide consistent access to the internet, establishing trading partners, and creating currency exchange programs.

  • November 6, 2018
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    Five Years Later: Preparedness and Protection in the Philippines

    Chris Multerer in Global Development | November 6, 2018

    In mid-September, government officials in the Philippines were preparing for the worst. A typhoon brewing off the coast was forecasted to bring 150 mile per hour winds. But thanks in part to USAID’s disaster preparedness programs, the country took preemptive and comprehensive action.

  • November 1, 2018
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    Quality Dairy Delivers Shared Value

    Cody Corrington in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | November 1, 2018

    In 2016, Abbott partnered with Prabhat, an Indian dairy company, and TechnoServe, an international nonprofit focused on business solutions in the developing world, to create a sustainable new approach for working together with small family farms. The dairy initiative provides rural dairy farmers with access to the training, resources and infrastructure needed to produce higher quality milk that meets industry standards.

  • October 12, 2018
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    The Best Biodefense is a Good Offense

    Zach Cohen in Global Development, National Security | October 12, 2018

    National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar announced a new National Biodefense Strategy, directing the Administration’s focus towards prevention of the Ebola virus.

  • October 4, 2018
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    Nobel Laureates, Lasers, and A Path to Curing Blindness in Armenia

    Allison Taylor in Global Development | October 4, 2018

    The Nobel Prize is a celebration of revolutionary achievements and discoveries in science, literature, and peace, and recognizes the global impact that these achievements have had.

  • September 17, 2018
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    The Clock Is Ticking on Global Food Security

    Guest Contributor - Sylvain Roy in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | September 17, 2018

    Food insecurity hinders nearly every aspect of human life, subjecting undernourished populations to a range of physical and societal ills—including higher childhood mortality, stunted growth, susceptibility to disease, lack of economic opportunity, poor education, and victimization by radical movements. One thing is clear at this point in our planet’s history: It is absolutely critical to support international development efforts that can increase the world’s ability to achieve food security through sustainable agriculture.

  • August 8, 2018
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    Fueling Rural Economies Combats Global Hunger, Benefits America

    Sung Lee in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | August 8, 2018

    Since 2010, Feed the Future has helped an estimated 23.4 million people escape poverty and has prevented 3.4 million children from suffering from the devastating and irreversible effects of stunting. Furthermore, the program helped unlock $3.3 billion in agricultural rural loans, enabling farmers to generate $10.5 billion in new agricultural sales from 2011 through 2017. This economic growth has also created new markets for American businesses.

  • August 6, 2018
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    Stretching the Limits: “Yoga-preneurship” in Kabul

    Jillian Slutzker in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | August 6, 2018

    The Momtaz Yoga Center opened its doors in 2016, creating an oasis for mind and body and a community of support for women living in a conservative culture amid ongoing conflict. To grow her yoga business, Momtaz enrolled in a women-only Business and Project Management course through USAID’s Afghanistan Workforce Development Program, implemented by Creative Associates International.