At a time of continuous political fighting, the President Donald Trump made an announcement that is winning praise from NGOs, activists and politicians. The administration nominated Mark Green, a former ambassador to Tanzania and current president of the International Republican Institute, to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
The U.S. government this week suspended $21 million in aid funding to the Ministry of Health in Kenya over allegations of corruption.
The so-called skinny budget proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump has international development experts concerned about the fate of public health, poverty reduction and other development programs in countries around the world.
In the face of tremendous global turmoil related to conflict, migration and trade, nations increasingly turned their backs on one another and international cooperation suffered in 2016, according to a new survey.
For seven years, the prime minister of Bangladesh has been waging a public campaign against one man, who insists he poses no threat to her. At 76 years old, Muhammad Yunus – Nobel laureate, father of microfinance and arguably one of the greatest contributors to Bangladesh’s development – just wants to maximize his engagement with social business in the years he has left. Instead, he splits his time defending against an onslaught of defamatory allegations.
Amid severe backlash from human rights advocates and members of Congress, the White House is defending President Donald Trump’s decision Saturday to invite Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington as a necessary move to shore up alliances against North Korea. But human rights advocates say that excuse “doesn’t pass the laugh test.”
The White House has denied any changes to Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative, which education experts say has fought global poverty by empowering women and girls around the world.
Forty-three senators signed an open letter to the four senators leading federal budget negotiations, asking them to protect the foreign aid budget. Members from both major parties requested “robust funding” for the international affairs budget – home to diplomatic and foreign aid spending. The letter comes just days after a Trump administration budget document was leaked proposing deep cuts to foreign aid programs and to shift money away from USAID to the State Department.
The Trump administration appears to be planning a major restructure of the U.S. aid agency. Money for USAID would shift to the State Department as a part of the White House effort to streamline the federal government, according to a leaked budget document obtained by Foreign Policy.
Widespread backlash has followed Saudi Arabia’s election to the United Nations commission for the empowerment of women, with women’s rights advocates citing the country’s notoriety for being the world’s most gender-segregated nation.