Tough chickens and other ways to fight global hunger

By 2050, the world will need to feed an additional 2 billion people. To help, U.S. university laboratories are hard at work. In partnership with...

Neighborhood gardens boost urban economies

In cities across America, residents are reclaiming abandoned parcels of land and planting them with trees, vegetables and flowers.
Construction crew working on structure (Morgana Wingard/USAID)

How U.S. aid avoids ‘debt-trap diplomacy’

Development assistance from the United States must boost self-reliance, be transparent and help countries avoid the debt trap to be effective.

How will we feed 9 billion people in 2050?

The world population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. Simple, smart investments in agricultural production can ensure food security for all of them.
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Start a business. Help the poor.

The Unreasonable Group believes for-profit companies with a social mission can address global challenges more effectively than nonprofits can.
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U.S. engineers and poor communities build bridges

Engineers Without Borders USA works on what the engineers call "low-tech, high-impact projects" in 42 countries, from latrines to water supplies to bridges.
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Hands-on humanitarian Ken Isaacs delivers aid worldwide

For two decades, Ken Isaacs was a well driller. A month volunteering in Africa led him to a career switch to a charity delivering humanitarian aid worldwide. Now he is the U.S. choice to lead the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration.

Can a hashtag change the world?

The hashtag #2030now received over 1.6 billion Twitter hits as people around the world followed the events at the 2015 Social Good Summit in New York City.
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Clean water, better lives

When you think about how to build a better world, think about providing clean water to about 663 million people worldwide who don’t have it.