Health

Measuring Empowerment: The Columbia SIPA Team’s Experience in Mexico and Benin

06/11/2013
In March 2013, a Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) team of six split into two and embarked on field visits to two country offices: Mexico and Benin. In addition to seeking a better understanding of The Hunger Project's (THP's) mission and activities on...
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10 Things You Need to Know About Hunger in 2013

04/16/2013
How many hungry people are there in the world and is the number going down? What effect does hunger have on children and what can we do to help them? Here are 10 facts that go some way to explaining why hunger is the single biggest solvable problem facing the world today. ...
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The 2013 Human Development Report: The Rise of the Global South

04/05/2013
The 2013 Human Development Report, The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World was released on March 14 in Mexico by President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark. This year's report...
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Gender and Development in the Hillary Time-Out: Advancing the Unfinished Agenda

02/28/2013
by John Coonrod, PhD, Executive Vice President, February 28, 2013 It was sad to see TV pundits who I admire stroke their chin and say “No, we don’t see any signature achievement of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.”Nonsense! I’m no expert on geopolitics, but from where...
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An Investor's Viewpoint: Leadership in Unlikely Places

01/24/2013
Emma Isaacs, CEO and “Chief Chick” of Business Chicks, a national community for women in business, writes about her unforgettable experience in Uganda for the Business Chicks Immersion and Leadership Program. Emma and her fellow members of Business Chicks plan to continue...
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Top 10 Trends in Ending Hunger and Poverty During 2012

12/20/2012
This year saw a continuation and expansion of many of the positive trends in last year’s list: civil society consultation, gender mainstreaming, transparency, small farmer empowerment.  And it saw new initiatives to fill gaps in achieving the MDGs. Yet we also witnessed...
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The Washington Weekly - December 13, 2012

12/13/2012
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the...
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UK Steps Up Development Conversations

07/30/2012
Earlier this month, world leaders joined together at the London Summit on Family Planning – cosponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK Aid. David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, opened the Summit, stating, “In a way, it is so simple – healthy,...
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The Washington Weekly - June 22, 2012

06/22/2012
The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington...
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President Obama Makes Historic Speech on Nutrition and Food Security

05/23/2012
Last Friday, for the first time in American history, a sitting US President gave an address on ending world hunger. That same week he gave a strong endorsement of 1,000 Days nutrition and brought four African leaders to Washington DC (three of them from THP program countries:...
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