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Facing Future Challenges on Uncertain Ground: A Conversation with UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

Facing Future Challenges on Uncertain Ground: A Conversation with UNDP Administrator Helen Clark

As she prepares to step down after eight years as UNDP Administrator and head of the UN Development Group, Helen Clark joins CGD President Masood Ahmed to reflect on recent gains and consider challeng...

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Newshub’s television and web coverage of CID Members aid activities in the Greater Horn of Africa

Newshub’s television and web coverage of CID Members aid activities in the Greater Horn of Africa

Kiwi aid agencies are echoing calls from Buckingham Palace for donations to help east African nations facing famine and starvation. The UN says the world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis sinc...

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Civil society sets advocacy targets for AIIB

Civil society sets advocacy targets for AIIB

Just over a year since the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank launched, civil society groups across Europe and Asia say their initial wariness toward the bank has deepened.

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Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya issue’ is a regional refugee crisis – ASEAN must intervene

Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya issue’ is a regional refugee crisis – ASEAN must intervene

In June 2012, communal riots between Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists first erupted in the state of Rakhine.

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America first, development unplaced: Trump’s 2018 budget proposal

America first, development unplaced: Trump’s 2018 budget proposal

The Trump administration’s just-released 2018 budget outline proposes cuts to US foreign assistance that could reduce it by one-third, placing the US roughly on a par with donor countries 1/6 its econ...

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 Drought in Africa 2017 - The extent of the problem

Drought in Africa 2017 - The extent of the problem

Farmers, traders and consumers across East and Southern Africa are feeling the impact of consecutive seasons of drought that have scorched harvests and ruined livelihoods.

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Why have four children when you could have seven? Family planning in Niger

Why have four children when you could have seven? Family planning in Niger

With the world’s highest birthrate, at an average of seven children per woman, Niger’s population is set to double in 17 years. NGOs are providing contraception, but what if women want more babies?

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Rachel Smalley: Counting the great cost of the Syrian crisis

Rachel Smalley: Counting the great cost of the Syrian crisis

Rachel Smalley: Counting the great cost of the Syrian crisis
It's a grim anniversary today: the sixth anniversary of the start of the Syrian conflict, a conflict unchecked for so many years now, and ...

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'You were supposed to die tonight': US anti-terror strategy linked to torture in Africa

'You were supposed to die tonight': US anti-terror strategy linked to torture in Africa

Just before his torturers pushed him out of the van, barely conscious, on to the Nairobi pavement, Abdi was told he was one of the lucky ones: “You were supposed to die tonight.

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How Will The Rise Of Crowdfunding Reshape How We Give To Charity?

How Will The Rise Of Crowdfunding Reshape How We Give To Charity?

Giving is easier than ever, but what does it mean when our giving is directed toward the most viral story?

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