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More Hunger For The Poorest Americans

Staff Writer | New York Times | December 24, 2013

This is a harsh season for Americans struggling to afford food. Last month, the long lines at food pantries across the country grew longer with the expiration of the boost to food stamp benefit levels included in the 2009 economic stimulus plan. Those lines are apt to grow even longer thanks to the refusal of House Republicans to renew extended unemployment benefits as part of the recent budget deal. Read More »

New Alliance Aims To Strengthen The Social Service Workforce

Carol Bales | CapacityPlus | June 7, 2013

The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance officially launched on June 6. The Alliance is comprised of a collaborative network of stakeholders who will help address key social service workforce issues. Read More »

News At IDS - October 2013

Staff Writer | Institute of Development Studies (IDS) | October 23, 2013

During Open Access week 2013, IDS is pleased to announce that we are in the process of digitising onto OpenDocs (our open access repository) our entire back catalogue of almost 2000 research reports, working papers, practice papers, and other series... Read More »

Omics Future On Personalized Medicine, Computer Breeding And Open Platform

Staff Writer | Phys.org | November 4, 2013

As one of the most influential and fruitful annual conference in "Omics", the 8th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-8) was successfully concluded on November 1st with numerous updates provided on on-going research applying today's accurate and affordable technologies to advancing human health and agricultural breeding. [...] Read More »

Open Development Roadshow in South Asia

Soong Sup Lee | World Bank | July 20, 2012

Local languages, more poverty data, more timely data, and more information on data sources, data reliability, and the differences between World Bank data and national data. These were the comments we heard most often during visits to India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka as part of a World Bank Open Development Roadshow... Read More »

Opinion: The US Needs to Invest Foreign Aid Dollars in Smaller NGOs

John Lyon | Devex | August 29, 2017

Last month, U.S. Republican congressional House members released a budget that proposes a gradual reduction in spending on domestic programs and foreign aid from $511 billion to $424 billion through 2027. This is marginally better for global health programs that aid poor countries compared to President Donald Trump’s 2018 proposed budget, which calls for cutting about 32 percent from foreign aid budgets, or nearly $19 billion in total...

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Our Parents Left Africa – Now We Are Coming Home

Afua Hirsch | The Guardian | August 25, 2012

...There is a symmetry to the journey that returnees are making, which speaks volumes about the state of Africa today. Our parents left – exactly 50 years ago in my case – fleeing deteriorating economic conditions and limited opportunities at home. Now their children are forming an exodus from the crisis-ridden eurozone, four years of recession and the dogged perception of inequality and discrimination in the west.
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Our Status-Driven Culture May Be Shortening Your Lifespan

Phillip Longman | Hudson Valley Press Online | October 9, 2013

Imagine you got to choose whether to be born Black or born White in America. Here are a few health statistics that might inform your decision... Read More »

Public School Children Living In Poverty Across US In Highest Numbers Since 1960s

Staff Writer | RT | October 18, 2013

A new study by the Southern Education Foundation has revealed that the number of low income students enrolled in schools across the United States has surged in recent years to new astronomical numbers. Read More »

Report: US Has One Of The Highest Child Poverty Rates In The Developed World

Pat Garofalo | ThinkProgress | May 29, 2013

According to a new report from the Office of Research at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the U.S. has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the developed world. Of the 35 wealthy countries studied by UNICEF, only Romania has a child poverty rate higher than the 23 percent rate in the U.S... Read More »

The @UN Deputy Secretary-General Writes About Why Toilets Matter

Jan Eliasson | Elsevier Connect | April 8, 2014

Why do toilets matter? They matter because they prevent disease and malnutrition, helping children to survive and thrive, communities to flourish and nations to prosper. Every dollar spent on sanitation brings a five-fold return in health and productivity. That is why, community by community, town by town, country by country, we need action to provide sanitation for all. Read More »

The Conservative Case For A Higher Minimum Wage

Ron Unz | The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection | February 3, 2014

Over the last couple of months the minimum wage has moved into the political headlines, but most of the arguments for raising it have come from liberals. That’s fine, but since I’m not a liberal, I’d rather focus on the conservative reasons for supporting a much higher minimum wage, which are just as compelling. Read More »

The Four Big Reasons Why 4 Billion People Aren't Online

Jack Schofield | ZD Net | February 29, 2016

It's around 46 years since consumers first started to use online services, and 23 years since the NCSA Mosaic browser started to popularise the World-Wide Web. But more than half the world's population - around 4.1 billion people - are still not using the Internet, according to Facebook's 56-page State of Connectivity 2015 report. The authors note that "Over the past 10 years, connectivity increased by approximately 200 to 300 million people per year."...

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The Future According To Megan Smith

Jessica Stillman | Forbes | July 19, 2013

Women 2.0 conference keynote speaker and Google[x] VP Megan Smith gives us a glimpse of her 2020 vision — and it’s pretty inspiring. Read More »

This $16 Water Filter Could Save 100,000 Lives a Year

Alex Janin | TakePart | February 24, 2016

An invention from a researcher in India is helping solve the South Asian nation's H2O-contamination problems. Sixteen dollars. That’s the price of a movie ticket plus tax in Los Angeles—or of a week’s worth of coffee at a trendy java shop. Thanks to an Indian chemist, that amount of cash could also provide clean water for a year to an impoverished family in the developing world. If this will be useful for water, it has to be very cheap, have a low carbon footprint, require no electricity, and should not contaminate water sources in the process,” Thalappil Pradeep, a chemistry professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, told TakePart...

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