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The Unsung Heroes of Global Humanitarian Assistance

August 19th marked the 12th annual World Humanitarian Day, which celebrates humanitarian assistance in developing countries. World Humanitarian Day began in 2003, dedicated to the twenty-two aid workers who were killed by the bombing at UN headquarters in Baghdad that year. 554 more words

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Beyond ODA: Integrating Philanthropy into the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Last month, representatives at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development agreed to a number of proposals to fund the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals. 726 more words

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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

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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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