BEIJING -- Both countries demonstrate a common pattern of development different from that of the slowly growing West.
The technology lets nonprofit charity: water know when its systems need to be repaired.
Charity: Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
BEIJING -- The coming crash of the Chinese economy has reemerged as a popular view in the global media. The reason for such a prediction this time is the persistent deceleration of China's growth after 2010. The growth rate dropped from 10.6 percent in 2010 to 7.3 percent in 2014 and further down to 6.9 percent in 2015, which is the lowest record in 25 years. It is the first time that China has experienced such an extended period of deceleration after the transition to a market economy in 1979.
The climate change negotiations in Paris will represent a challenge for China, India and the smaller nations. The region has a natural and legitimate right to economic expansion.
Your mobile phone can save a thousand lives. And now, through Developers Doing Development, Michael Henderson and Scott Akers are using SMS automation to combat issues of infrastructure and disease.
"A pregnant woman has one foot in the grave." This common saying reflects the reality in many developing countries: bearing a child is one of the main risks to a woman's life. In the poor countries of the world, giving birth is both one of the most significant days in a woman's life but also a time when she is closest to losing it.
As long as the conversation about world hunger continues to center around -- and be dominated by -- the myth that we are not growing enough food, we can expect the problem to get worse.
Our government's assistance to foreign countries is an easy target, susceptible to the budget knife, especially given misperceptions about its value and the fact that there is no natural domestic constituency advocating for it.
Same Millennium, New Goals: Why Peace, Security, Good Governance and the Rule of Law Must Be Included in the New MDGs
In September 2000, world leaders unanimously adopted the Millennium Development Goals, but standing against the achievements of the last 12 years is a sobering finding: no fragile or conflict-affected low-income country has achieved a single MDG.
"The degree to which cyber instruments will shape the future of warfare is unclear, however," it said. "The potential opened
Groups like ONE are pushing for a What the World Wants Poll, a standardized set of questions that would be answered in both developing and developed countries. The resulting data would give a serious boost of credibility and relevance to the post-2015 framework discussions.
As countries look at how they are to assess student learning in a quality education, teachers will also need professional development on how to go beyond simple examinations.
Everyone who engages in the business of growing, storing, packaging and selling food is being called on to creatively adapt to the tremendous food security challenges that are staring us in the face. That means we must all hunker down, collaborate and innovate to win the real world hunger games.
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Namibia is in the midst of a conservation revolution, exchanging generations of wildlife conflict, poaching and unsustainable land-use practices for unparalleled levels of habitat protection, wildlife conservation and sustainable development.