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If you think conflict prevention is expensive, try conflict

The awful developments in the Central African Republic are finally drawing the world’s attention to an often forgotten country.<p>Tragically this is not …

10 tough questions we get asked

We are outspoken about our optimism. These days, though, optimism seems to be in short supply.<p>The headlines are filled with awful news. Every day …

Haiti earthquake: where is US aid money going? Get the data

American companies and NGOs continue to receive the lion's share of US aid funding for projects in Haiti four years after the earthquake that levelled the capital Port-au-Prince, despite US government promises to spend more money through local organisations.<p>Data released by the US agency for …

The Politics of Celebrity Ambassadors

The luxury Swiss watchmaker Omega sees itself as a pioneer: it was the first company to put a watch on the moon. In 1995, to combat a slump, Omega hired Cindy Crawford, the world’s highest-paid supermodel, to be its “brand ambassador”—a new kind of marriage between celebrity and commerce. The …

With the Kurds, in Turkey

The Italian photographer Tommaso Protti first travelled to southeastern Turkey in 2010. The region is home to nearly half the world’s Kurds. Protti, twenty-six, was drawn to the craggy, expansive terrain, as well as to the Kurdish communities he visited there. He has returned several times to …

Mansplaining Cross-dressing

William T. Vollmann is known for writing that takes him far outside himself: first for novels and stories about street sex workers in the San Francisco of the nineteen-eighties and nineties (“Whores for Gloria”; “The Butterfly Stories”), and, more recently, for mammoth works of historical fiction …

4 Ways That IBM’s Watson Could Transform How Humans Think And Make Decisions

Watson may have won Jeopardy, but the supercomputer’s real-world uses–in medicine, education, and beyond–are only now coming into play.<p>Terrell Jones, the founder of Travelocity and the founding chairman of Kayak.com, let the world in on a secret yesterday: “The guy that started the online travel …

5 ways to accelerate global health in 2014

Future gazing is tempting. In 2013, the global health community talked a lot about the future. We debated what would happen in 2015 and beyond — …

Innovation

Austerity and optimism: development books to look out for in 2014

Jeffrey Sachs: The Strange Case of Dr Shock and Mr Aid<p>With a title like this, and a front cover depicting a composite Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde-style image of the subject of this book, I'm not expecting subtleties in Japhy Wilson's Jeffrey Sachs: The Strange Case of Dr Shock and Mr Aid. Due to be …

Join the fight against extreme poverty

<b>“Ending extreme poverty” may sound like a broad phrase and an impossible task, but our policy analysts have identified 14 development milestones that</b> …

10 Useful Data Sources for Measuring Financial Inclusion

In recent years, data sources for financial inclusion have become richer yet more complicated to navigate. On the demand side, there are numerous …

101 Organizations to Watch in 2014

There’s no shortage of organizations around the world who are working to create a more sustainable, more just food system. Food Tank is honored to …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and info graphics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can …

Syria's other crisis

By <b>Jerusha Murugen</b>, Special to CNN<p><i>Editor’s note: Jerusha Murugen is the research associate for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations. You can follow her</i> <i>@Jerusha_Murugen. The views expressed are her own.</i><p>In the midst of a bloody civil war, the biggest killer in …

MSF USA | Medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial.

At the Brussels Conference on Syria, MSF urges donor countries to scale up health funding for Syrian refugees in Jordan.<p>MSF received 63 wounded from …

Disease

Conscious Commerce

Conscious Commerce is a Creative Agency and Incubator whose mission is to integrate conscious consumerism into every commercial vertical.<p>Founded by …

Tragedy in Uganda: Joseph Kony massacre survivors tell their stories

About two hours east of Kitgum, in the distant north of Uganda, there's a village filled with ghosts. The people of Amoko are mostly subsistence farmers and their days are usually the same. They work, they talk, they sleep. Recently, they've been talking about Patrick Okello. Demons have been …