An African Model for Agricultural Food Security: Why the Failed Policies of Structural Adjustment Offer a Unique Opportunity for “Smart Subsidization”

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development
*This article is based on Story 28 “Can Smarter Carrots Save Soil?” of “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World” by Howard G. Buffett It would be reckless to assert that individual citizens of developing countries ... Read More »

Impact Investing: A Game-Changer for Development?

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development
Since the term was coined seven years ago, the concept of “impact investing” has gained considerable traction among investors and philanthropists alike. Impact investments, made with ... Read More »

The Importance of Financial and Economic Literacy for Policy Makers

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development, Leadership
The recent financial crisis brought to the fore many of the global interdependencies between government policies and capital markets that had previously been dismissed or overlooked. A report titled “Lessons of the ... Read More »

Cultural Barriers to Economic Success for Women: The Importance of Research and Data

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development
As United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said in his address to the U.N. General Assembly in September, 2013,  “The equation is simple: When girls ... Read More »

Mobile Money in Afghanistan -- An Uphill Battle

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development, Politics and Society
Since 2008, the Afghan mobile phone provider, Roshan, has worked to bring mobile money services to Afghanistan.  ... Read More »

Shale Gas: A Game Changer

Posted on [created] by chingwei.j.lee in Diplomacy, Economics and Finance, Global Development
Shale gas has the potential to be a game-changer. As we enter the ‘Golden Era of Gas’, could it address the EU’s energy and climate goals by providing solutions for security of supply, economic competitiveness and ... Read More »

Tipping the Balance of a Pivot

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development
There is a noticeable wobble in the Obama Administration’s pivot towards Asia. While the member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have expressed support for the new stance, they share a ... Read More »

Developing a Strategy for Global Health

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development
On May 16, Assistant Professor Jesse Bump, who teaches at Georgetown University’s Department of International Health, spoke to YPFP discussion groups (Public Health, Grand Strategy, and Africa) about grand strategies ... Read More »

Somalia’s Political Transition and USAID Forward Implementation

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development, Politics and Society
YPFP's Africa Discussion Group recently held a discussion on Somalia’s political transition and the USAID Forward  ... Read More »

Lt. Benjamin Luxenberg – A Model for YPFP Members

Posted on [created] by Matt Hays in Economics and Finance, Grand Strategy, Leadership
  Young Professionals in Foreign Policy’s (YPFP) mission is to foster the next generation of foreign policy leaders, the men and women who will be forced to make far-reaching decisions that will drive firms, non-profits ... Read More »

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