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  • Setting a Goal to End Poverty and Hunger in the United States

    February 1, 2009

    The United States must make a national commitment to ending poverty and establish indicators (e.g., hunger, health) to clearly measure progress. Even before the recession, 1 in 8 U.S. residents lived in poverty.

  • More Than Aid: Partnership for Development

    August 1, 2008

    Trade, immigration, and technology transfer policy also reflect U.S. attitudes on development. So far, our country is not keeping its commitment to set policies that do not undermine efforts to reach the Millennium...

  • Reforming Foreign Aid

    July 1, 2008

    Effective foreign assistance is a critical U.S. response to the global hunger crisis. It requires clear objectives, country ownership, flexibility, long-term commitments, and adequate and reliable resources.

  • Ending Hunger: The Role of Agriculture

    June 1, 2008

    Higher agricultural productivity is necessary to reduce hunger, especially with spiking food prices. But in recent decades, both rich and poor countries have diverted resources from supporting agriculture.

  • The Millennium Development Goals: Facing Down Challenges

    May 1, 2008

    Many countries are making extraordinary progress on the MDGs. But common barriers in fragile nations include poor starting conditions, weak governance and institutions, conflict, and environmental degradation.

  • The Millennium Development Goals

    February 1, 2008

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are an unprecedented effort by the global community to better the lives of hungry people. Taken together, the eight MDGs are a comprehensive vision of human development. 


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