Nicaragua’s economy is growing, but the poor may be falling behind

Nicaragua’s economy is growing, but the poor may be falling behind

  The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s recent assessment of Nicaragua reinforces the narrative that the country has made tremendous strides in fighting poverty, but many experts stress the importance of staying vigilant against the country’s still deep inequalities and precarious economy. The routine assessment of Nicaragua’s economy was More...

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Remembering what else Martin Luther King Jr. fought for
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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Remembering what else Martin Luther King Jr. fought for

Today, we celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and, mostly, his leadership for civil rights and racial equity in America. King would have been 87 years old today. What tends to get short shrift More...

By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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Unesco Director-General denounces killing of Mexican journalist Armando Saldaña Morales

“I condemn the murder of Armando Saldaña Morales and call on the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into this murder,” the Director-General said. “Crimes against journalists affect the whole More...

U.S. Increases Funding to Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
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U.S. Increases Funding to Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort

During my brief trip to Nepal, I witnessed firsthand the strength and courage of the Nepali people. From rescuing family and friends in the immediate aftermath of the April 25 earthquake, to sharing food and water More...

Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Investing in youth pays dividends, evidence from Sri Lanka shows

Dispatch Anoka Abeyrante, a young environmentalist and lawyer, speaks about transforming Sri Lanka’s ecology during the launch of “Generation Youth.” Photo credit: UNFPA COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – More...

Social Enterprise In Haiti Transforms The Lives Of Peanut Farmers
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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Social Enterprise In Haiti Transforms The Lives Of Peanut Farmers

English: Peanuts with skin (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership recently announced the launch of its latest social enterprise. Called Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corp., it’s aimed More...

By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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Australia Donates $2.7 Million To WFP To Help Build Resilience In Sindh

With this contribution, WFP will be able to assist 13,000 vulnerable families (80,000 people) through cash for work by engaging them in disaster risk reduction (DRR)/livelihood activities. The priority districts More...

Happy May Day! American labor leaders push to starve millions more overseas |
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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Happy May Day! American labor leaders push to starve millions more overseas |

The labor movement’s international solidarity with the poor only goes so far, it appears.It’s May Day, aka International Workers Day, and the largest confederation of labor organizations in the United States, More...

KU And UNICEF Collaborate For Innovation
By IntDevCommunities On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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KU And UNICEF Collaborate For Innovation

Kathmandu University (KU) and UNICEF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday in Dhulikhel, which seeks to promote innovation and entrepreneurship among Nepali youths.  According to the MoU, the two More...

Bahamas remains committed to the AIDS response
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Bahamas remains committed to the AIDS response

During a visit to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas the Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS Luiz Loures commended the government on the progress made in curbing its AIDS epidemic. Once a country with the highest More...


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