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Wealth Inequality video

Sherry Gray on December 16, 13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM Yesterday in my Econ class we discussed efficiency and equity in wealth distribution. What is better: socialism or liberalism? Professor showed...

Soft skills every development professional should possess (from Devex Career Fair in Nairobi)

gpa on November 12, 13

At the recent Devex Career Fair in Nairobi, several recruiters and human resource leaders stressed the importance of soft skills in succeeding as a global development professional. While there are many soft skills that can be useful -- and it often depends on the role -- here are five universal soft skills every global development professional should strive to have along with how to communicate them to a prospective employer.

'New Resource: Field Guide (and Link to Manual):"3 STEPS FOR WORKING IN FRAGILE AND CONFLICT-AFFECTED SITUATIONS (WFCS)," Helvetas'

gpa on October 29, 13

For anyone interested in international policy, security, or development in 'fragile' areas this is a great read. Check it out here!...

Film Recommendations from Angélica Getahun, MDP

gpa on October 22, 13

The Humphrey's own Angélica Getahun, MDP student, has recommended the following two documentaries about China for MDP and Global Polciy students to...

International Center for Tropical Agriculture unveils new habitat loss data

Sherry Gray on September 4, 13

We are glad to announce that we have updated new data to April 2013. In addition, we have fresh information to share...

Documentary on land grabs and small ag producers

Sherry Gray on March 29, 13

I just watched a documentary on land grabs in Sub-Saharan Africa which takes Mali as a case study titled "land rush: how...

Dean Schwartz and Brian Atwood - Development, Humanitarianism and the Power of Ideas - Video

Kaying Vang on March 9, 13

On March 8th, 2013, Dean Schwartz and Brian Atwood spoke on Development, Humanitarianism and the Power of Ideas. Citizens around the world...

Six Lessons of Community Participation in Slums

Sam Bedker on December 19, 12

In an article by Michael Hooper - The complexity of participation: learning from slum dweller mobilisation in Dar es Salaam, he provides...

Report from IPID conference on the Global Food Crisis

Sam Bedker on November 20, 12

The Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development group (IPID), supported by Global Spotlight and GPSA, held its biannual student research conference this past...

#ArabDev Chat Series--Social Networking site on Arab Development

Sherry Gray on August 29, 12

#ArabDev is a weekly twitter chat happening on Thurs @ 3pm EST /// 9pm EET hosted by Al-Mubadarah. http://arabdevchat.com/ Interesting Social Networking...

web/crowd driven public policy foundations & companies

Sherry Gray on August 21, 12

This blog entry from Esther Dyson http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-quantified-communityhas some very interesting links to some companies and foundations trying to foster the data collection...

Neglected tropical diseases in the US--the link to poverty

Sherry Gray on August 21, 12

Opinion piece "Tropical Diseases: The New Plague of Poverty" By PETER J. HOTEZ Published: August 18, 2012 New York Times Houston IN...

Ethics & Photography in Developing Countries

Sherry Gray on July 12, 12

From Unite For Sight: Those who take photos while participating abroad have an ethical responsibility to preserve the dignity of their subjects...

African Tiger economies? Kristof on reworking our image of Africa

Sherry Gray on July 12, 12

Africa on the Rise by Op-Ed Columnist Nicholas D. Kristof GENERATIONS of Americans have learned to pity Africa. It's mainly seen as...

Somalia Civil Society conference in Istanbul reports

Sherry Gray on July 12, 12

Somali civil society discusses Somalia's future Ladan Affi, from Djibouti University, reports from the Somalia Civil Society in Istanbul. Billed as a...

Where does aid money flow? Top 20 ODA recipients (2008)

Sherry Gray on July 10, 12

2008 ODA receipts (current US$ millions) Iraq 174 9,880 Afghanistan * 232 4,865 Ethiopia * 1,065 3,327 occupied Palestinian territory 986 2,593...

Houston Community College Helps Expand Educational Options in Qatar

Sherry Gray on June 29, 12

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/us/houston-community-college-helps-expand-educational-options-in-qatar.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1 The Texas Tribune Houston Community College Helps Expand Educational Options in Qatar By REEVE HAMILTON Published: May 26, 2012 DOHA, Qatar...

Join MINN on Thursday, June 14th for its annual MINN at Work forum.

Kaying Vang on June 5, 12

Join MINN on Thursday, June 14th for its annual MINN at Work forum. Representatives from Educate Tanzania, Humanitarian Services for Children and...

MPP capstone project looks at evaluation indicators for social entrepreneurship NGO working in Tanzania

Sherry Gray on May 22, 12

Global Policy Capstone: Cheetah Development Analyzing Success in the Field of Social Entrepreneurship http://conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/123479/1/Claseman_Global%20Policy%20Capstone%20Cheetah%20Development%20Analyzing%20Success%20in%20the%20Field%20of%20Social%20Entrepreneurship.pdf Master of Public Policy capstone in global policy...

Health and Nutrition Director, Haiti/Last Date To Apply Jun-30-2012

Ameido Amevor on May 22, 12

Organization URL: http://www.acdivoca.org Experience: Mid Career / Advanced Last Date To Apply Jun-30-2012 Date Posted May-21-2012 Description -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Since 1963 and in...

MasterCard Foundation, IFC Launch $37.4 Million Microfinance Project

Sherry Gray on May 10, 12

(5/08/12) The MasterCard Foundation ( http://bit.ly/Kvwqxo ) and the International Finance Corporation ( http://bit.ly/yrQAoN ), a member of the World Bank Group...

Brian Atwood's speech on transparency

Sherry Gray on May 1, 12

DAC Chair's speech on Transparency Transparency london 25 April.pdf Please find attached the DAC Chair's speech on transparency delivered in London on...

Global trends in meeting the educational rights of children with disabilities: From international institutions to local responses

Sherry Gray on April 26, 12

Reconsidering Development Vol. 2, no.2 (2011) Reconsidering Development and the "Institutions" "Global trends in meeting the educational rights of children with disabilities:...

9th Midwest International Economic Development Conference is April 20-21 at McNamara

Sherry Gray on April 16, 12

April 20-21, 2012 McNamara Alumni Center -- University of Minnesota, USA "Preliminary" PROGRAM * = presenter [ ] = discussant Session...

Eurodad seeks a Policy and Advocacy Officer/ Application deadline: 25th of April 2012 before midnight Brussels time

Ameido Amevor on April 13, 12

For more information, please visit: http://eurodad.org/?page_id=10272 Application deadline: 25th April 2012 Interviews: 14-16 May 2012 Want to make a significant contribution to...

Witness for Peace International Team/positions in Nicaragua and Honduras

Ameido Amevor on April 13, 12

Join the Witness for Peace International Team (IT) and work for positive changes in U.S. policy, in North-South relationships, and in the...

New Map Tool on Population, Climate Change, & Violence in Africa

Sherry Gray on April 2, 12

I just received word of this new map tool from the Robert S. Strauss Center's CCAPS, which identifies four vulnerability factors: population,...

USAID's new Gender Equality & Female Empowerment Policy

Sherry Gray on March 30, 12

http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/policy_planning_and_learning/documents/GenderEqualityPolicy.pdf In March, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) released its Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy. The newly-released policy is...

Food security analyst/Chemonics International/Washington, Dist. Columbia United States

Ameido Amevor on March 28, 12

Job ID: 9816921 Position Title: Food security analyst Company Name: Chemonics International Location(s): Washington, Dist. Columbia, 20006, United States Posted: March 20,...

World Bank report: China 2030

Sherry Gray on March 26, 12

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/2012/02/27/china-2030-executive-summary...

Join the online discussion forum: Development Process of One Health Global Core Competencies

Sherry Gray on March 12, 12

Discussion is open now and will stay open until March 30th. One Health Talk engages stakeholders in One Health conversation thru collaboration...

New York Times: "Slum Dwellers are Defying Brazil's Grand Design for Olympics

Sherry Gray on March 12, 12

MURP readers, FYI a lot going on in Rio urban planning: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/05/world/americas/brazil-faces-obstacles-in-preparations-for-rio-olympics.html?pagewanted=all cross posted from New York Times By SIMON ROMERO Published:...

New anti-corruption resource: I Paid a Bribe.com

Sherry Gray on March 12, 12

http://ipaidabribe.com/ I Paid A Bribe, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy 4th Floor, UNI Building, Thimmiah Road Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore 560052 I...

New issue brief: "Ensuring the Success of Feed the Future: Analysis & Recommendations on Gender Integration"

Sherry Gray on March 9, 12

In honor of International Women's Day, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Global Agricultural Development Initiative is pleased to release a new...

IBM Takes 'Smarter Cities' Concept to Rio de Janeiro

Sherry Gray on March 8, 12

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/business/ibm-takes-smarter-cities-concept-to-rio-de-janeiro.html?pagewanted=all Mission Control, Built for Cities I.B.M. Takes 'Smarter Cities' Concept to Rio de Janeiro crossposted from The New York Times Business...

Director of Civil Society/Counterpart International | Apply By 29 February 2012

Ameido Amevor on February 27, 12

Counterpart International is a global development organization that empowers people and communities to implement innovative and enduring solutions to social, economic, and...

Webinar available from USAID's Christy Hanson Feb 15 talk on global infectious diseases, health challenges in international development

Sherry Gray on February 23, 12

In case you were not able to join us for the February TTMS, we have posted information from the event on our...

Podcast: The ethics of development aid from On Being

Sherry Gray on February 16, 12

http://being.publicradio.org/programs/2008/ethics_of_aid-kenya/ "We explore the complex ethics of global aid with a young writer from Kenya, Binyavanga Wainaina. He is among a rising...

Technology & science in development video

Sherry Gray on February 10, 12

Thought you'd want to check this out. This is a 30 min video with Rajiv Shah, Gayle Smith, special assistant to the...

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