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Norway’s Debt Audit

Norway recently completed an audit of its debts to developing nations that was conducted by Deloitte, an international financial services company. The audit was initiated with the intention to discover if Norway’s aid to developing nations since 1970 complies with international and national guidelines. This is the first audit of its kind and is welcomed […]


International Youth Day – Why Does it Matter?

On December 17th, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly backed the recommendation of the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth that August 12th be declared the International Youth Day (IYD). The support came from the UN in its resolution 54/120, which outlines policies and programs regarding international youth. Today, the hardships and opportunities facing […]


Toxic Waste Causing Health Problems in Asia

A study by Mount Sinai researchers lead by Kevin Chatham-Stephens, MD, exposes a largely under-reported health threat to people living in India, Indonesia and the Philippines: toxic waste. The result of this waste is the loss of 829,000 years of healthy lives in 2010, when the study was conducted. These numbers are as staggering as […]


Australia Slashes Foreign Aid Budget

Recipients of Australian foreign aid are up in arms today following a release by the government showing a significant slash in the aid budget. In a mini-budget produced by Treasurer Chris Bowen, the foreign aid budget fell by AU$879 million (approximately USD $782 million). In addition to this cut in expected funds an additional AU$420 […]


World Bank Proposals for Improved Land Governance

New and improved land governance policies may give Africa the opportunity to revolutionize agricultural productivity and eradicate poverty. Nearly half of the world’s uncultivated land is found in Africa, with nearly 202 million hectares that have the potential to produce revenue and food security for its people. Despite this fact, Africa has the highest poverty […]


What is Mercy USA?

As nearly 1 billion people in the world live on less than $1 a day, Mercy-USA for Aid and Development (Mercy-USA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health and nutrition, as well as pushing for educational and economic development internationally. With a motto of, “Helping people help themselves,” Mercy-USA has been providing aid and […]


How Build Change is Building Life-Saving Houses

In 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the country of Haiti, claiming tens of thousands of lives and costing $7.8 billion in damages. Build Change, a non-profit international organization, is fortifying impoverished nations to prevent another disaster of this scale. Working in Haiti, China, and Indonesia, Build Change provides earthquake-resilient house designs to be implemented […]


Family Planning & Women Deliver Conference

Among the many issues discussed at the 2013 Women Deliver conference, women’s ability to choose the size of their families was main topic. Speakers in the conference praised improvements in women’s access to contraceptives poor countries and made plans on how to continue this success. Last year at the London Summit on Family Planning, world […]


What is PEER?

PEER or, Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research, is a collaboration between U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). PEER is a competitive grant program that allocates money to scientists in developing countries, who are working on research that is of importance to the development to their respective region. PEER […]