Eric Peckham

Eric Peckham

Posts by Eric Peckham

  • August 2, 2010

    Building Schools Can Transform a Nation

    Eric Peckham | August 2, 2010
  • July 13, 2010

    How Foreign Aid Helps Haiti

    Eric Peckham | July 13, 2010

    Now, 6 months later, it is evident that, although much remains to be done, our foreign aid has made a profound impact on helping the country recover. Following the deaths of 230,000 Haitian citizens and the displacement of another 1.5 million, the...

  • July 12, 2010

    State Department’s ‘Conversations with America’

    Eric Peckham | July 12, 2010

    On Friday morning, the State Department hosted a discussion on the Obama Administration’s outreach to Muslim communities across the world between Steven Clemons of the New America Foundation and Farah Pandith, the Department’s Special Representative on the issue.

  • July 9, 2010

    InterAction Recommendations on the MDGs

    Eric Peckham | July 9, 2010

    In order to meet the first Goal of “eradicating extreme poverty and hunger,” the report states that the U.S. must continue to prioritize its Feed The Future initiative to educate rural farmers on the best farming practices and provide them with...

  • July 8, 2010

    What the President’s National Export Initiative Means for Economic Security

    Eric Peckham | July 8, 2010

    The President’s $58.8 billion International Affairs Budget request has a major role to play in how effective the United States can be in bolstering exports and competing in the global marketplace.

  • June 30, 2010

    Rajiv Shah at CSIS

    Eric Peckham | June 30, 2010

    Shah also highlighted that the Administration recognizes the key to both improving global health in the long term and doing so efficiently is to develop locally-operated health services rather than providing solely direct aid year after year. The...

  • June 22, 2010

    G20 Not Meeting Its Commitments: Jubilee USA

    Eric Peckham | June 22, 2010

    The G20, which represents 85% of the global economy, has fallen short of its pledges for funding international development, according to the report. Jubilee says that of the $50 billion promised at their April 2009 meeting in London, less than $25...

  • June 21, 2010

    This Just In: Rajiv Shah at the National Press Club

    Eric Peckham | June 21, 2010

    Shah cited USAID’s response to the recent disaster in Haiti as an example of the rising entrepreneurial spirit in their agency. USAID looked for innovative ways to help Haitians in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, when the normal...

  • June 18, 2010

    Melinda Gates Announces $1.5 Billion in New Development Funding

    Eric Peckham | June 18, 2010

    In her speech, she declared that over the next 5 years the Foundation will invest $1.5 billion into making childbirth safer and reducing infant mortality. Each year hundreds of thousands of women die from pregnancy-related causes that could have...

  • June 17, 2010

    COIN in Foreign Affairs

    Eric Peckham | June 17, 2010

    They reiterate that, as coalition forces quickly discovered in their counterinsurgency work in Afghanistan and Iraq, seeking to defeat the enemy through solely military means fails, and perhaps even backfires. This narrowly-focused approach is...