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23 Jan 2013 description
For more than a decade, foreign aid has produced limited benefits. Major challenges include Afghan leadership, governance, the economy and forces.
13 Aug 2012 description
Polio has a real possibility of being eradicated worldwide. Efforts to eradicate the virus have proved largely successful, in part thanks to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), launched by the international community in 1988. GPEI is a partnership of governments, private foundations,...
02 Mar 2012 description
By William J. Garvelink, Farha Tahir Mounting tensions in the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya have escalated to explosive levels in recent weeks. Built over 20 years ago with a maximum capacity of 90,000 refugees, the complex now houses more than 463,000 registered refugees (largely from...
17 Jan 2012 description
Corporate engagement in natural disaster response has grown significantly in both scale and diversity during the last decade. Today, it is a central component of the international response machinery. Since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, large multinational corporations have become increasingly...
19 Dec 2011 description
By William J. Garvelink, Farha Tahir Dec 16, 2011 The drought and famine in the Horn of Africa continues, with the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS Net) recently confirming that the famine in the Middle Shabelle, as well as among internally displaced populations in Afgoye and the Somali...
14 Jun 2011 description
Part of the Global Forecast 2011 By Johanna Nesseth Tuttle Jun 15, 2011 World food prices are at an all-time high. The world’s population is growing and is expected to increase by 2 billion people over the next 40 years. Riots in Tunisia, triggered in part by food prices, set off a remarkable...
14 Jun 2011 description
By Johanna Mendelson Forman, Hardin Lang, Ashley E. Chandler Jun 14, 2011 The peaceful transition of presidential power to Michel Martelly on May 14, 2011, marked an important moment for Haiti. After months of uncertainty surrounding a turbulent electoral process, a window of opportunity has opened...