Part 3 of the surprisingly upbeat state of the world: Mideast change boosts striking global democratic progress.
Part 4 of the surprisingly upbeat state of the world: U.N. global poverty-reduction goals are met.
Americans are more apt to donate to a charity, volunteer, or help a stranger than residents of 152 other countries.
A Christian Science perspective.
Ghana has invested in literacy and microfinance programs for women, and it's paying off in business development and growth.
In spite of conflicts and humanitarian crises, there's change afoot in Africa. Seven of the ten fastest-growing economies during the next five years will be in sub-Saharan Africa. To support them, global consumers can use the Internet to gain direct access to the goods of African artisans.
Kenya is promoting cleaner government by computerizing many of the tasks that used to be handled by bureaucrats – who might seek bribes to expedite requests.