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Mud People and Super Farmers   Publication
G. Pascal Zachary 10/03/13
In Africa, where land is relatively plentiful, property rights appear to be a solution looking for a problem. G. Pascal Zachary tells two tales of land-use improvisation in Uganda. >Ideas >Briefings
Todd Moss
Todd Moss is vice president for programs and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. >Innovators >People
Andrea Hart
Andrea Hart is a senior journalism and Latin American studies major at Northwestern University. She joined the GPI Global Internship for summer 2009. >Innovators >People
Assessing Progress in Africa toward the MDGs   Publication
There are indicators of hope in Africa with a 50 percent decrease in malaria in 15 countries and nine countries reaching 90 percent access to safe drinking water, yet this report also stresses Africa's struggle to meet health targets. >Ideas >Policy Library
Lucille Pilling
Dr. Lucille B. Pilling is a corporate social responsibility strategist with expertise in corporate sustainability and global public health. >Innovators >People
Liberation Debt in the New South Africa   Publication
Mikaela Bradbury 05/06/09
Loyalty to the ANC remains strong, despite corruption charges that surrounded presidential candidate Jacob Zuma until recently and cynicism over what the party has been able to deliver. Will the ANC "liberation debt" eventually pay a good governance dividend? >Ideas >Briefings
Lance Taylor
Lance Taylor is the Arnhold Professor of International Cooperation and Development and Director of the Center for Economic Policy Analysis at the New School University. >Innovators >People
Dead Aid  
Dambisa Moyo, Joanne Myers 04/13/09
Africa has received more than $1 trillion in development-related aid over the past 50 years. Has it improved Africans' lives? No, says Dambisa Moyo in this Public Affairs Program. In fact, aid has made the situation much worse. >Ideas >Video
Diplomatically Quiet on Zimbabwe   Publication
Matthew Hennessey, Patrick Bond 06/11/08
Matthew Hennessey interviews Patrick Bond, director of the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, on post-election unrest in Zimbabwe and the displeasure of South Africans at their government's policy toward Mugabe. >Ideas >Briefings
Market and Community Approaches to Food Crisis   Transcript
Jon Templeman 05/23/08
The food crisis has tempted governments to enact export bans and pull other market levers, but helping small-scale farmers might be a better long-term target for food stability. >Ideas >Commentary
Protecting Zimbabwe   Transcript
Desmond Tutu, Aryeh Neier 05/13/08
The African Union should send an investigative mission to Zimbabwe to determine what may be required to carry out the internationally accepted responsibility to protect. >Ideas >Commentary
Building a Foundation of Trust  
David Shinn, Joshua Eisenman 04/24/08
China's presence in Africa is often viewed as part of the scramble for resources, but it also opens the door to U.S.-China cooperation on energy, security, corruption, and health. >Ideas >Innovations
Whither Africa's "Frontier Markets"?   Transcript
Ian Bremmer 04/14/08
Recent growth in sub-Saharan Africa is threatened by instability in the region's pillar countries and the risk of evaporating remittances during a global slowdown. >Ideas >Commentary
Watching the Government Watch You   Publication
Abigail Paris 03/18/08
A growing movement is using the Internet to expose government problems and protect rights and privacy. >Ideas >Briefings
An Inflation Reality Check   Transcript
Kenneth Rogoff 03/14/08
If central bankers think that today's inflation is simply the product of short-term resource scarcities as opposed to lax monetary policy, they are mistaken. >Ideas >Commentary
Liberalization of Trade in Health Services   Publication
The right to health is bestowed on human beings through national constitutions and various international legal instruments that have been signed and ratified by many, if not all, governments of the world. Inherent herein is the right to access basic health services; which imposes an obligation on states to ensure that these services are universally accessible to all their constituents. >Ideas >Policy Library
Exploring the Scope for Introducing Sin Tax to Finance a Universally Accessible National Health Insurance in Zimbabwe   Publication
Freckson Tineyi Ropi outlines a multi-stakeholder research project that seeks to explore the means with which the sustainable financing of the National Health Insurance can be extended to all Zimbabweans through a "sin tax." >Ideas >Policy Library
Promised Land in Zimbabwe and Venezuela   Publication
Alexandra Reihing 06/11/07
Land reform projects are designed to empower the poorest elements of society, but often go awry when implemented for political purposes. The negative impacts on agricultural output and soaring inflation in Zimbabwe and Venezuela highlight the difficulty of making such postcolonial repairs. >Ideas >Briefings
Patents, Compulsory License and Access to Medicines: Some Recent Experiences   Publication
Martin Khor 05/25/07
Access to medicines has emerged as a major public health issue, especially with the impact of patents on the prices of drugs. Developing countries can take advantage of flexibilities in the WTO Trade-related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement, such as compulsory licensing. To do so they must now establish appropriate provisions in their national patent legislation. >Ideas >Policy Library
China, the Unlikely Human Rights Champion   Transcript
Stephanie T. Kleine-Ahlbrandt, Andrew Small 02/14/07

Hu Jintao's recent visit to Africa reflects a quiet revolution in Chinese attitudes toward non-interference, exemplified by Hu's most visible push yet for settlement of the Darfur crisis.

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