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A Not So Indecent Proposal

Last week the White House Administration released the budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15). The proposal included a $700 million (1.4%) overall decrease in foreign assistance compared to the FY14 levels. 546 more words

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Picking up the Pieces

On November 8, 2013 the whole world watched as the most powerful storm in recorded history smashed into the Philippines.  Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, struck the central region of Philippines with sustained winds of 195 mph and wind gusts of up to 235 mph.  631 more words

Current Events - U.S. Foreign Aid

GINI, what's your number?

With the recent fall of the global economy and rise in the specter of austerity, it was greatly feared that development aid budgets would be slashed. 307 more words

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Local Procurement for Global Success

Large companies obsess over their supply chains. Every item or component must be sourced from a producer, transported quickly and cheaply, and delivered on time. Maximizing a supply chain’s efficiency can lead to massive savings for a company. 751 more words

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When All Else Falls, Remittances Rise

After the recent military ousting of president Morsi by the Egyptian military, the US has decided to put a cap on military aid to the tumultuous country. 431 more words

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Corruption: A Threat to International Aid in Fragile Countries

By 2015, half of the world’s poor (those that live on less than US $1.25 a day) will be living in fragile states.  Fragile states experience high levels of conflict, inequality, and poverty and have become a serious security and development concern for the international community.  700 more words

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Fiat Lux: Observations on the Power Africa Initiative

“God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, and it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.” Although this verse from the Book of Genesis has been recited to the point of being a hackneyed cliche in energy literature, it nonetheless speaks to two powerful truths; that light—a pure form of energy—is good, and that it is ever-present. 803 more words

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