If the lame-duck Congress cuts America’s life-saving aid programs, millions of poor and hungry people could see their futures go down the drain.
The morning after
My non-drinking game for tonight’s debate.
How implementers and advocates need to work together to make sure the global community delivers on its promise of more effective aid.
Sounds like the start of a really lame joke, right? In fact, it’s a clue to the breadth of the coalition that wants the US to invest more aid dollars directly in the success of local governments, community groups, and businesses in poor countries. Yesterday this broad coalition of activists, companies, NGOs, and think tanks […]
As Tropical Storm Isaac dumped torrential rains on Haiti this past weekend, many found a silver lining in the fact that only 24 Haitians died. True, it could have been much worse. Haiti continues to suffer from the effects of the […]
Even a sophisticated operation which has safeguards in place to reduce corruption and increase transparency needs local partners to hold their governments accountable.
At the G8 Summit last weekend, President Obama announced the goal of helping 50 million people lift themselves out of poverty, but G8 plans do not match the plans of developing countries and the needs of their small-scale farmers.
Porter McConnell is the Oxfam policy lead for the G8 Camp David summit. This Friday, G8 leaders are making a big announcement on food security. We expect the launching of a new initiative. Past summits haven’t always had development on the agenda, and the US hosts deserve credit for making sure food security is front […]