economic development

From depression and war, the rise of a new global financial...

Where did institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund come from and why? World War II helped create a new global financial order.

Healthy diets, healthy economies

With advances in crop development like biofortification, the global agriculture and food sectors have geared up to make people healthier.
Man and woman behind trees

“It doesn’t take a lot.” Responsible businesses doing the right thing.

Millennials' broader environmental consciousness and awareness of global poverty will make corporate social responsibility even more relevant in the future.

Investing in girls is smart

Girls' human rights are abused and they are deprived of education in many countries around the world, yet educating girls is key to strong economies.

African Growth and Opportunity Act creates jobs, benefits entrepreneurs

The African Growth and Opportunity Act is responsible for the creation of about 350,000 direct jobs for Africa and another million or so indirect jobs.

Egypt a gateway to regional prosperity

“We want to promote around-the-clock shared prosperity in Egypt and across the region, but particularly, I say, in Egypt,” Secretary of State John Kerry...

Is your love of chocolate supporting child labor?

Whether it is ultimately processed into candy bars, cake, cocoa powder or other food and drink products, the cocoa bean is a global favorite....

Why do more women than men live in poverty?

The Beijing Platform for Action, developed at a 1995 United Nations conference, sets an agenda for women’s empowerment and identified 12 critical areas of concern....
Woman and two boys looking at seeds in woman's hand (Courtesy Peace Corps)

Happy birthday to the Peace Corps…on this day

On September 22, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Peace Corps Act, making good on a promise to seek Americans “from...