One Million Health Workers Slated to be Trained in Sub-Saharan Africa

While traveling on a long, remote road to a village in southern Ethiopia we noticed the vast amount of dust and sand covering the trees. Every person walking along the road wore a head scarf to keep the swirl of dust out of their eyes and mouths. But most importantly, the road was long – possible twenty miles – all uphill to the nearest street … Continue reading One Million Health Workers Slated to be Trained in Sub-Saharan Africa

10 Global Development Stories to be Thankful For

Typically when we think of global development we focus on everything that is wrong because the challenges are so great. Rarely are the successes celebrated because with every move towards a goal there is still so much to do. Today we are featuring those stories that have been more about success than failure; more about moving forward than moving backward even if the net result … Continue reading 10 Global Development Stories to be Thankful For

The Guardian Looks at Key Millennium Development Goals Datasets

If you follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) you know there are a variety of global datasets that sometimes are in concert with one another and other times contradict one another. It is important to know the critical datasets to zero in on in order to analyze the progress of the MDGs. The Guardian published Millennium development goals – the key datasets you need to … Continue reading The Guardian Looks at Key Millennium Development Goals Datasets

A Rundown of Our Tweets from Social Good Summit Day 1

Today was the kickoff day to the first of three days of the Social Good Summit taking place in New York and around the world. Here is a complete rundown of our tweets from Day 1. Topics covered include maternal health, family planning, broadband access and global usage, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), data access, Google Earth, and mobile broadband. Related articles Watch the Global Conversations … Continue reading A Rundown of Our Tweets from Social Good Summit Day 1