2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

"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...
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Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up - January 17, 2012

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...
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2011: A Year in Review

It’s been quite a year for us at The Hunger Project (THP) and for the development community as a whole.Global conversations are turning, en masse, towards the world’s invaluable smallholder farmers – most notably female farmers. Agriculture, gender equality and sustainability,...
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Microcredit: Meeting its Goals?

The Microcredit Summit Campaign, which brings together practitioners, advocates, donor agencies, and others to promote best practices in the field and stimulate the interchanging of knowledge, recently released its 2012 report. It primarily reflects upon two goals the Campaign...
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The Importance of Microfinance in Africa

Microfinance programs provide small-scale financial services to low-income individuals. Loans are designed to foster sustainable economic empowerment and capacity building for people in developing regions. Unfortunately, microfinance and microcredit programs have come under...
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Celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2011

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY 19 August 2011There is never a year without humanitarian crises.  And wherever there are people in need, there are people who help them – men and women coming together to ease suffering and bring hope.  From...
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Meet Epifenia Cinpita from Malawi!

Epifenia Cinpita, a Hunger Project partner from Ligowe Epicenter in Malawi, reminds me how the Microfinance Program can help people improve their lives. Epifenia took her first loan in 2009 and used it to expand her petty trade business, through which she mostly buys and resells...
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Meet Lizeta Macanimgue from Mozambique!

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Lizeta Macanimgue, a Microfinance Program partner from Zuza Epicenter in Mozambique. Lizeta has an impressive home business, where she sells clothes she purchases in Maputo and food products she buys in local markets, such as cooking oil...
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Welcome to The Hunger Project Blog!

As a non-profit committed to the sustainable end of hunger, we like to stay up-to-date on the conversations going on in the world of international development. From the latest UN Reports to new government policies, we’re a part of the action and we want to do our best to keep...
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