Building and Managing Effective Collaborations for the World’s Most Vulnerable

An interesting article on collaboration in the development field. By Ann Canela.

Don’t Panic, End Poverty, Hans Rosling asks: Has the UN gone mad?

The United Nations just announced their boldest goal ever: To eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, already by 2030.

Looking at the realities of extremely poor people the goal seems impossible. The rains didn’t fall in Malawi this year. The poor farmers Dunstar & Jenet, gather a tiny maize harvest in a small pile on the ground outside their mud hut. But Dunstar & Jenet know exactly what they need to break the vicious circle of poverty. And Hans Rosling shows how billions of people have already managed. This year’s “hunger season” may very well be Dunster’s & Jenet’s last.

Up-to-date statistics show that recent global progress is ‘the greatest story of our time – possibly the greatest story in all of human history. The goal seems unrealistic to many highly educated people because their worldview is lagging 60 years behind reality.

How Do You Know If Aid Really Works? Turns Out … We Often Don’t

NPR article/story by 

A Philanthropist’s Guide to the Future

A comprehensive presentation by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.

Creating Breakout Innovation

A Stanford SOCIAL INNOVATION Review article by Joanna Levitt Cea & Jess Rimington: .Nonprofits, community groups, and philanthropists are embracing cocreation as a way to engage a wider community in tackling pressing problems. But only a small percentage of these efforts are resulting in bold innovation and powerful solutions. What does it take to deliver breakout innovation?

Investing for Impact

The landscape of global development finance is changing. Official development assistance is no longer the dominant source of capital in many of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) priority countries, yet it remains vital to support their advancement. Investing for Impact examines trends in development finance and highlights ways in which USAID is leveraging private investment and applying non-traditional approaches to finance the achievement of our goals in global health.

This interactive report is designed to be an educational resource for USAID staff and development practitioners interested in learning more about recent trends and non-traditional approaches to financing global health.