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Question for Readers: What Inspires You to Give Back?

As a reader of this blog we know you are a socially-minded world citizen. You give back locally and you may even give back globally. What we want to know is: why. Share your inspirations and reasons for giving back in the comments of this post. We would love to hear you! Read More

2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

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"The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas." Follow along with tweets, pictures, videos and blog posts from the Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland January 25-29, 2012. Powered by Storify.

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IFPRI's 2011 Global Hunger Index

The 2011 Global Hunger Index from the International Food Policy Research Institute says that, though hunger has declined in the last 20 years, it still remains "serious" with Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia facing the greatest risk. Interactive map after the jump.

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Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up - January 17, 2012

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Our world is on the brink of change – change for the better. New policies, new ideas and new technology bring us ever closer to the end of poverty, disease and hunger each day. But with these rapid changes comes a deluge of information. To ease your daily reading, we at the THP Blog bring you a weekly/bi-weekly wrap-up of the world wide web of international development. Check out this week’s hot topics.

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Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up - January 6, 2012

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Our world is on the brink of change – change for the better. New policies, new ideas and new technology bring us ever closer to the end of poverty, disease and hunger each day. But with these rapid changes comes a deluge of information. So, beginning in 2012, we at the THP Blog will bring you a weekly/bi-weekly wrap-up of the world wide web of international development. Check out this week’s hot topics.

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2011: A Year in Review

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It’s been quite a year for us at The Hunger Project and for the development community as a whole. Agriculture, gender equality and sustainability, all fundamental elements of THP programs, are taking center stage and we couldn’t be more excited for the coming year. But first, a look back at 2011.

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Meet Andrés Arau!

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We would like to introduce you to a member of our global team! Today we meet Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Andrés Arau! He joined The Hunger Project-Mexico in 2009 and is interviewed here by fellow THP staffer, Carolyn Ramsdell.

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VIDEO: News Coverage of Free HIV Screenings at Burkina Faso Epicenter

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On May 14, 2011,The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso partnered with local health groups to organize a two-day educational campaign for HIV/AIDS, followed by free testing and free medical consultations. Watch local news coverage of the event.

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Human Rights Day 2011

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December 10, 2011 is Human Right Day. On this day we join together to recognize that, "human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values."

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Microcredit: Meeting its Goals?

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The recently released Microcredit Summit Campaign Report 2012 indicates development efforts will be unable to ensure that 100 million families rise above the US$1.25 a day threshold by 2015. Their main reasons for this "humbling realization": the challenge of measuring poverty and the profound transformation that is required for someone to graduate out of poverty.

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