Somalia’s Political Transition and USAID Forward Implementation

By Prudence Ukwishatse
posted on May 4, 2013 in , ,

YPFP's Africa Discussion Group recently held a discussion on Somalia’s political transition and the USAID Forward Implementation in the Horn of Africa, featuring Larry Meserve, USAID’s Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and a former USAID East Africa Regional Director. Mr.


The Age of Austerity and Aid: EU Development Goals for 2030 and Beyond

By Marine Vallet and Katrina Murray
posted on April 17, 2013 in

The European Union is the world’s largest aid donor. Naturally, it wants to set the international development agenda when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015. However, with the development budget being slashed in response to austerity measures, the EU’s Overseas Development Aid (ODA) could be facing a real term decline for the first time in its history.


Ex-Intern’s Reflections on the Post-Rio Future of United Nations Environment Programme

posted on December 9, 2012 in ,

You have heard of the WTO (the World Trade Organization) and of the WHO (the World Health Organization), but have you heard of the WEO? Probably not, despite the efforts of France and others to push for a World Environment Organization during the recent Rio+20 Summit.