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5 Lessons, from a 365-Day Relationship with Liberia

This is the first of a series of posts through December looking back on my last year as the: Entrepreneurship Lab Architect; Just School Director; Liberia Country Director; Emerging Markets Product Platform Lead; and now Emerging Markets Director for Hampton Creek. 462 more words

Travel

Learning how to 'get stuff done' — skills for a humanitarian career

This post was originally published on 4 Nov 2016 on DevEx

It was a cool, misty evening in Kathmandu, Nepal, about a week after the April 26 earthquake. 909 more words

International Development

Strategy for Integrating Human Rights into World Bank Projects

Background

In terms of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity[1], the World Bank is arguably the single most important international financial institution. However, the bank’s operational policies do not prioritize its engagement within the international human rights framework or provide assistance to its member countries in complying with their human rights obligations. 1,262 more words

Politics

Trade and Innovation: Does it actually help?

The increasingly complex nature of modern manufacturing networks means that changes in consumer spending and demand may have teleconnections across the world. The price at which a good or service is consumed has a direct impact on the livelihood and wellbeing of every single person involved in the creation and supply of that specific good. 742 more words

International Development

The Red Ribbon

On your way to work this morning, you may have noticed a few red ribbons around the place to celebrate World AIDS day. By wearing our ribbons, we make the pledge ensure that HIV and AIDS are  kept at the forefront of global conversation. 622 more words

Victor, Ilosi Youth Cooperative Member

Victor from Ilosi, in Osun State Nigeria, is one of many young people in the rural communities of Osun State. Some of these young people have less of an idea than Victor about how they are going to change what they don’t like about their situation – nonetheless, they are all challenging it. 50 more words

Literature