The Obama administration rolls out a brand new website that tells Americans exactly how the U.S. foreign aid budget is spent.
On the sidelines of the MDGs summit in September, the Secretary General presided over a meeting called "Every Woman, Every Child" which raised $40 billion in pledges for maternal and child health and women's empowerment. Today, the UN announced a new way to make sure that donors actually follow through on their pledges.
Every so often the international development blogosphere starts talking about labor migration. It’s been obvious for years that it brings cash into the lives of poor people faster than any development intervention we’ve come up with yet.
A new partnership between the Harvard Humanitarian Project, the UN Foundation, the Vodafone Foundation and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is formed to investigate the role that grassroots technology groups played in the Haiti earthquake response.
American funding for longterm Haiti reconstruction is held up in a bureaucratic logjam. Meanwhile, a UN official aptly describes the situation as "a humanitarian crisis the needs a development solution."
The debate over whether aid workers are angels, super-villains or mere mortals rages on. Linda Pollman and Philip Gourevitch are firmly convinced aid and those who deliver it are the true monsters of our era. Here is why they are wrong.
RENK, Sudan--In the northernmost point of Southern Sudan, the challenges facing the south as it looks toward independence are starkly evident, but not in the way I imagined before arriving in this surprisingly developed and bustling town roughly 30 miles from Sudan's north-south border.
In a report out today, the World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization classify 22 countries as suffering from what they call "protracted crisis." Which countries make the cut and why?
More than eight months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, and almost six months to the day after the high-level donor meeting at the United Nations where the world pledged about $10 billion over three years for the Haiti Reconstruction Fund, the Associated Press reports that "just $686 million of that has reached Haiti so far."