World AIDS Day 2012 offered numerous personal stories in the global fight against HIV and AIDS, but perhaps the most intriguing story, however, was a policy one: How developing countries are making significant contributions to the fight against AIDS in their own countries.
From Guatemala to Ghana, Kenya to Tanzania, new food security projects are taking center stage around the world. Designed to raise yields, educate farmers, expand irrigation, and improve nutrition, these projects have more than just agriculture in common; they are all the result of the Feed the Future initiative.
Sub-Saharan Africa currently boasts some of the fastest growing economies in the world, several emerging democracies, and an astounding expansion of mobile technologies. […]
Mobile phones, a convenient gadget for many of us, are rapidly becoming indispensable tools for people across the developing world. From business opportunities to education, mobile phone technology is growing beyond simple communication and blossoming into a vehicle for development and empowerment […]
As Congress once again weighs competing House and Senate budget proposals, the introduction to the House floor of a new amendment aimed at ending long-standing restrictions to public diplomacy has placed a spotlight on American’s awareness of the International Affairs Budget. […]
At the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs last week, President Barack Obama said, “We can unleash the change that reduces hunger and malnutrition. We can spark the kind of economic growth that lifts people and nations out of poverty.” […]
In a time of economic uncertainty, the challenges we face are matched by opportunity. Today’s global economy links us with emerging markets around the world, where developing countries are the destination of nearly half of U.S. exports and represent the greatest potential for U.S. export expansion.[…]