The Best Mother’s Day Gift of All | USAID Impact -
“Tell them thank you.”
Aids breakthrough as study says treatment should cost less | Society | The Guardian 2012-07-20 Sarah Boseley -
“Together, the costing study and price reductions open the door to scaling up and sustaining services for the 7 million people who currently lack access to HIV treatment. Providing treatment will save lives and help prevent the spread of HIV.”
Obama’s Fantastic Boring Idea - NYTimes.com 2012-07-12 Nicholas Kristof -
So, sure, there’s no less glamorous kind of foreign aid than chilies, irrigation pumps and mud silos. But if this kind of assistance can help end famine and emergency aid, and if it can send kids to college, then let’s celebrate boring aid!
Clinton Foundation — AGOA and the Emerging African Market 2012-07-12 Witney Schneidman -
President Bill Clinton signed the African Growth and Opportunity Act into law while in office. The agreement has expanded since 2000 to include 40 countries 6 of which are among the fastest growing economies in the world.
The Next Empire - The Atlantic - May 2010 Howard French -
Chinese companies have muscled in on lucrative oil markets in places like Angola, Nigeria, Algeria, and Sudan. But oil is neither the largest nor the fastest-growing part of the story. Chinese firms are striking giant mining deals in places like Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and building what is being touted as the world’s largest iron mine in Gabon. They are prospecting for land on which to build huge agribusinesses. And to get these minerals and crops to market, they are building major new ports and thousands of miles of highway.
Eurozone austerity hits world's poor as Europe's aid falls by €700m | Business | The Guardian 2012-06-24 Larry Elliott -
“Countries such as the Netherlands, the UK and Ireland demonstrate that it is possible through determined leadership and smart choices to protect aid budgets. Their example must be replicated.”
TED Blog | Crowdsourcing the New Millennium Development Goals: Jamie Drummond at TEDGlobal2012 2012-06-26 -
“I’m sure that with technological, political and campaigning innovation combined, working as one — we can get this job done.”
Africa on the Rise - NYTimes.com 2012-07-01 Nicholas Kristof -
American businesses seem to be only beginning to wake up to the economic potential here. Why does that matter? Because trade often benefits a country more than aid. I’m a strong supporter of foreign aid, but economic growth and jobs are ultimately the most sustainable way to raise living standards.
Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries Are Leading the Way (Brief) - Center For Global Development - September 2010 Steven Radelet -
The transformation in these countries has been little noticed by the outside world and is too often overshadowed by negative news from other African countries. But the break from the past is clear.
The Future of America’s Partnership with Sub-Saharan Africa | The White House 2011-06-14 Grant Harris -
Today, President Obama took another step in deepening our partnerships with the nations and peoples of sub-Saharan Africa. In signing a new Presidential Policy Directive on the region, President Obama has committed the United States to a forward-looking strategy in which we will work closely with our African partners to advance the prosperity, security, and dignity that citizens deserve.