In the News
The recent Development World has seen some groundbreaking events that have set its current trajectory:
- The Policy Directive on Global Development was the first of its kind by a U.S. administration. It maintained that Global Development was not only vital to national security, but
- President Barack Obama’s remarks at the Millennium Development Goals Summit declared that Development was still to be a vital part of Foreign Aid. The Modernizing Foreign Aid Network (MFAN) elaborated on America’s first development policy.
Many of our member organizations benefit from this focus on Global Development. Their field reports and blogs can be browsed anytime to see the effect Foreign Aid is having on the ground.
Alumni Highlight: Luke Black, MATL
Each one of our students within the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership program have been drawn to holistic leadership through a range of life experiences, with alumni taking “transformational leadership” to a variety of career applications. Luke Black, a 2012 alumnus, shares what brought him to transformational leadership. [Read more]
Bill Gates believes India is winning the fight against poverty. In an interview with Swagato Ganguly, Gates, co-chair and trustee, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, explained points from his annual newsetter, including why the eternal poverty of poor nations is a ‘harmful’ myth, how there’ll be almost no poor countries by 2035 — and huge milestones for India:
How do you see poverty reduction in India? [Read more]
When it comes into being, it appears the Telangana State will have to accord a top priority to the land issues, going by the opinions of respondents of a study currently being conducted by the Landesa, an international NGO working in the field.
The necessity to give importance to land reforms stems from the surprising finding that there is a lack of knowledge on the laws or procedures pertaining to the issue not only within the communities at large but even among the Revenue officials. [Read more]
One expert explains that, to face the future, the health care industry must do more than simply update the hospitals of the present.
To envision and build tomorrow’s hospital, one thing is clear: We’ll only get so far by re-engineering the hospital of the present. The hospital of the future will not be a hospital at all. [Read more]
Philanthropy is now on the scale the likes of which the world has never seen.
Community/Politics: Helping the most vulnerable through philanthropic efforts has become incredibly advanced in the last decade, with the tools of technology, the power or human connection, systems and collaboration proving that the smartest person in the room is the collective. [Read more]
Oxfam invited typhoon survivors to share their self-portraits. The results aren’t what you’d expect.
Be honest: raise your hand if you haven’t taken a selfie sometime in the past year.
Hand still down? Okay, that’s what I thought.