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The Great Microfinance Debate

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In a recent article on The Guardian’s Poverty Matters Blog, Claire Provost weighs in on the international development microfinance debate. She reviews a new book on the topic and comes out with questions. Our Senior Microfinance Program Officer here at The Hunger Project responds. 

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Meet Rowlands Kaotcha, Country Director THP-Malawi

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We would like to introduce you to yet another member of our global team! Rowlands Kaotcha has been Country Director of The Hunger Project-Malawi since 2004. Each Country Director works closely with the Global Office, Partner Countries and local staff to ensure that THP programs are effective and tailored to the needs of people in her or his native country.

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World Wide Wrap-Up - February 10, 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 help vet some of that information, we at the THP Blog bring you a weekly/bi-weekly wrap-up of the world wide web of international development. Check out the latest hot topics.

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Top Tweets and Tweeters

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Feb 10, 2012 - This was a particularly active week in the international development Twitterverse. Check out your most-favorited tweets and our top retweeters!

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5 Easy Ways You Can Make a Difference Today and Every Day!

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Looking for ways to get involved with The Hunger Project? Here are a few easy ways to shop, search, share, design and dine for a purpose. Join us today and every day in empowering people around the world to end hunger and poverty.

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World Wide Wrap-Up - February 3, 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 help vet some of that information, we at the THP Blog will bring you a weekly/bi-weekly wrap-up of the world wide web of international development. Check out the latest international development hot topics.

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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

Top 10 Trends of 2011 for Ending Hunger and Poverty

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Despite a continuing global financial crisis and large-scale disasters, the world community made significant progress last year in areas vital to ending hunger and poverty, including the widespread adoption of women-centered approaches, for which THP has long advocated. Check out THP Executive Vice President John Coonrod's top ten list of the world's key trends.

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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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How THP Celebrated World AIDS Day 2011

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December 1, 2011 was World AIDS Day – a day when women, men and children of all walks around the world stand together to declare their ongoing commitment to ending the epidemic that is HIV/AIDS. The theme of World AIDS Day 2011 was an ambitions hard-line message:  “Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.” Learn more about how our programs in Senegal, Uganda and Ghana celebrated the day.

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