• September 22, 2020

    COVID-19 Takes Toll on Migrant Families and Remittances

    Benjamin Gerstein in Global Development | September 22, 2020

    Yusuf Ahmed, a taxi driver in the U.S., has been unable to send money to support his brother and his family of six in Somalia due to stay-at-home orders and economic uncertainty back home. Ahmed is just one of millions facing similar circumstances as remittance flows have been disrupted because of the COVID-19 pandemic… This sudden decline in remittance flows comes at a time when remittances have gained prominence as a tool for poverty eradication and development finance.

  • August 13, 2020

    6 Foreign Policy Takeaways from the 2020 Democratic Party Platform

    John Glenn in Congress, Diplomacy, Global Development | August 13, 2020

    As the election approaches, foreign policy observers are starting to examine the state of the world the President will face in January 2021 and ask what the next Administration would or should do. The draft Democratic platform offers a glimpse into how foreign policy might figure into a Biden Administration’s vision to “build back better.”

  • July 30, 2020

    A Hidden Consequence of COVID-19: Human Trafficking

    Susan Sawyer O’Keefe | July 30, 2020

    We are in the midst of a pandemic and a resulting global economic crisis that has exacerbated poverty and systemic inequality both root causes of human trafficking. Trafficking exists for various exploitative purposes including forced labor, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, forced marriage, and organ harvesting. 

  • July 27, 2020

    In Pursuit of a More Diverse American Diplomatic Corps

    Madison Handy in Diplomacy | July 27, 2020

    As America continues a nationwide dialogue on race, and industries and organizations are being called upon to address systemic racism, increased scrutiny has also fallen upon America’s diplomacy and development agencies. Just as America’s foreign policy affects our local communities, our domestic challenges can also have global repercussions. Current and former officials, in cooperation with bipartisan Members of Congress, agree that to achieve our foreign policy goals abroad, America’s diplomats must look more like America.

  • July 13, 2020

    To Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic, UPS Does More Than Deliver Packages

    Taylor Grove in Global Development | July 13, 2020

    UPS, the world’s largest package delivery company, has also proven itself to be an industry leader in healthcare logistics, providing critical assistance in the global effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • July 10, 2020

    Top 6 Takeaways from Exercise of Power by Secretary Bob Gates

    Liz Schrayer in Diplomacy, Economic Prosperity, Global Development, National Security | July 10, 2020

    In his new book, Exercise of Power, Secretary Gates reflects on the successes and shortcomings of the U.S. on the global stage, and offers his perspective on a new path forward to confront today’s greatest global challenges.

  • July 10, 2020

    Foreign Assistance Leads the Way on Transparency

    Sung Lee in Global Development | July 10, 2020

    U.S. foreign assistance agencies are leading across the government and the world in transparency and accountability, according to The 2020 Aid Transparency Index, issued by Publish What You Fund. The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is ranked first among U.S. federal agencies and seventh in the world for aid transparency. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) achieved its best performance as well, rising to the top tier of the “good” category and the State Department moved into the “good” category for the first time.

  • July 8, 2020

    The Next Pandemic: Three Ways to Prepare

    Jamey Butcher, Dr. Mariam Reda | July 8, 2020

    The global community – including governments, donors, NGOs, and the private sector – must focus on three critical areas to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and better prepare for future global health threats: health workforce expansion, supply chain preparedness, and private sector engagement.

  • June 30, 2020

    Decades Undone: Pushing Forward Even as COVID-19 Threatens Years of Progress

    Elizabeth Hazekamp in Global Development | June 30, 2020

    Throughout the developing world, organizations have seen decades of progress fighting poverty, disease, and violence undone by the outbreak of COVID-19. I spoke with Anne Lynam Goddard, President & CEO of ChildFund International, to see how their organization has responded to the destabilizing effects of this global pandemic.

  • May 12, 2020

    From the Frontlines: This Is Not Just an American Issue, but a Global Issue

    Luke Wenz | May 12, 2020

    As the United States continues to fight COVID-19 at home and around the world, health care workers are at the front lines of the response. I recently spoke with Dr. Paul Lynch, an anesthesiologist— and a member of USGLC’s Arizona Advisory Committee—who traveled to New York City to offer his services at epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak: The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. While working at the hospital, he contracted COVID-19.