The popular and well-funded brainchild of Jeffrey Sachs claims to reduce child mortality faster than national norm, but critics say the numbers are deceptive.
Somalia's famine has boosted demand for the malnutrition treatment Plumpy'nut. But a patent curtails production – and has sparked intense debate over balancing business interests with humanitarian need.
In low-tech villages, biometrics and mobile money can level market spikes and allow a way for people to bypass the grid and still eat.
As a debate over Iran nuclear sanctions take front stage at the G8 meeting in Quebec today, The Monitor looks at how effective past sanctions have been and what new measures are being considered.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that troubled countries like Yemen illustrate the need for development aid – as well as diplomacy and air strikes – to fulfill US security interests.
For centuries, nations have resorted to economic sanctions when diplomacy has failed.
With more people pushed into poverty, the probability of armed rebellions increases around the world.
He wants to double aid by the end of his term to help improve America's image abroad, but that no longer looks possible.