Background Paper April 2013
There is solid evidence that demonstrates that improving nutrition—particularly early in
life, in the 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and a child’s second birthday—
can have a profound impact on a country’s long-term economic development and stability.
Briefing Paper Number 21 (March 2013)
With effective leadership and the right strategies, the United States could end domestic hunger within 10 years. The nation still has hungry people simply because national, state, and local leaders in government have not made the problem a top priority.
Development Works December 2012
The seven short essays compiled here focus on some of the key questions - from why development assistance is so important and what impact it has, to where America can afford it and where we should concentrate our efforts.
Development Works Number 5 (December 2012)
Every year, U.S. humanitarian assistance, such as food aid, eases the hunger of millions of people who have fled natural disaster or conflict. These are clearly emergencies. But worldwide, most hungry people are hungry or malnourished as a fact of their everyday lives. Chronic hunger and malnutrition sap the strength of adults trying to earn a living and the potential of children trying to learn.
Development Works Number 6 (December 2012)
We've all heard the old adages on procrastination: a stitch in time saves nine and so forth. The temptation is to just pay lip service. Maybe this latest problem isn't truly urgent. A homeowner, for example, may say to herself, maybe I'll have more time/money/enthusiasm for repairing the gutters next week — or next month.
Development Works Number 7 (December 2012)
Just 50 years ago, one person in three around the world was malnourished. Now, hunger is less common, affecting one in six people. Has there been enough progress if "only" one-sixth of the global population is hungry? No. But it's a big improvement over a time — still in living memory — when twice as many people were hungry.
Briefing Paper Number 20 (November 2012)
Currently, there are varying definitions of nutrition-sensitive development. A common definition and measurement methods will facilitate nutrition investments, help coordinate efforts, and gather evidence on how best to improve nutrition through existing pathways.
Briefing Paper October 2012
En parte, los $10 mil millones enviados en remesas anualmente a Centroamérica podrían ser canalizados para apoyar proyectos productivos en comunidades emisoras de migrantes; pero la actual falta de marco político y conocimiento técnico son barreras. Las agencias de desarrollo de los EE.UU. están listas para facilitar los usos productivos de remesas a nivel tanto de política como de programa en cooperación con los gobiernos anfitriones y el sector privado.
Briefing Paper Number 4 (August 2012)
From the Series: Development Works
The United States has spent much of its 250 years of independence as a leading
industrial nation, and for the past several decades, it has enjoyed “superpower”
status. Today, most Americans see the country as a global leader—it’s part of our
national identity. Opinions vary, though, as to what this type of leadership means
in practice—how it should affect the nation’s actions.
Development Works Number 4 (August 2012)
The United States has spent much of its 250 years of independence as a leading industrial nation, and for the past several decades, it has enjoyed "superpower" status. Today, most Americans see the country as a global leader—it’s part of our national identity. Opinions vary, though, as to what this type of leadership means in practice—how it should affect the nation’s actions.