The meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa this week highlights the potentially positive role the group could play in revitalizing the global system of partnerships and alliances to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.
One of the most innovative elements of the emerging post-2015 global development agenda is a focus on universality. What would that mean in the United States?
Ending poverty and preventing catastrophic climate change is within our reach, especially if countries commit to a new global development agenda that improves livelihoods in ways that support low-carbon and sustainable economic growth.
We need targeted efforts to assist child brides if we hope to break the vicious cycle that treats our daughters as a disposable commodity.
As the Millennium Challenge Corporation approaches its 10-year anniversary, it must explore and implement new aid approaches to stay on the cutting edge of international development best practices. Embracing regional compacts and regional threshold programs would allow the MCC to increase its number of beneficiaries and the sustained impact of its work at little to no additional cost.
By better defining the rationale behind procurement reform, increasing transparency, and using current mechanisms to expand its partner base, USAID can greatly increase its partnerships with local institutions while also building support for this critical reform within the U.S. development community.
With the Atrocities Prevention Board having just completed its first anniversary, it's time to take a look at its accomplishments, challenges, and potential for growth.
The Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative is broadly engaging with many actors regarding the work of the U.N. High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and conducting targeted research and analysis to help advance progress in creating a more prosperous, connected, and resilient world.
Inclusive Economic Growth: Increasing Connectivity, Expanding Opportunity, and Reducing Vulnerability
We must take steps to ensure that the global economy allows the global population to thrive.
The evolution of Beijing’s economic and political relationships with countries across Africa is part of China’s increasing stature as a global actor. But increased Chinese trade and investment in Africa has brought increased criticism that the relationships being cultivated are transactional, extractive, unsustainable, and indifferent to values such as good governance and human rights.
Developing countries are now outspending international investments in combating HIV/AIDS, and the United States should do more to bolster this encouraging trend.
Lawrence J. Korb discusses his recent trip to Uganda for this year’s conference and what he learned about our efforts to defeat extremists on the continent.