Developing World

Millions Of The Internet's Poorest Users Are About To Be Cut Off

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Business

The change will affect users with the oldest technology.

My Journey To Creating Access To Decent Work For Women In Africa

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Impact

My life's story has led me on this path to wanting to make access to decent, empowering work available to women through the acquisition of tradeable skills. Decent employment for women is the main escape route out of poverty in Africa, and it strengthens the link between economic growth and aggregate poverty reduction.

Defeating Global Poverty Requires a Shift from Billions to a Trillion Dollars

Bessma Momani | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada
Bessma Momani

The World Bank's ambitious goal to end poverty by 2030 requires large transformations in the global political economy so everyone has a chance for a better life. According to World Bank President, Jim Kim, defeating poverty requires a surmounting push from $131 billion dedicated to development, to a trillion dollars.

Economic Development And Human Rights Shouldn't Be Mutually Exclusive

Udoka Okafor | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Impact
Udoka Okafor

What does it matter how many cars we eventually learn to start manufacturing, the roads we pave and buildings we erect, if those cars are used to transport homosexuals on our freshly built roads to the freshly built prisons.

Protecting the World's Children From Malaria

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

Mosquito bites mean something different in many parts of the world. Working for an international aid and development agency, I've learned about the dangers of malaria, an infectious disease transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito. On World Malaria Day, I think about the millions of children who have no bug spray -- not ever.

What We're Doing to Help Children in the Philippines

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

All of these children have been badly needing food and water, and aid agencies have been working hard to meet those needs. But it's also easy to see why they need chances to begin learning again as soon as possible. This is why World Vision is planning to set up child-friendly spaces in as many communities as possible.

Emerging Countries Will Soon Control Half Of World Economy: Report

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - High unemployment and growing income inequalities have undermined public confidence in global institutions, the head of the one of the worl...

Merit and Starting on Third Base

Shaun Francis | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada
Shaun Francis

If the world were a perfect place, we'd all be fully recognized, rewarded and appreciated for our hard work -- and talent and perseverance would be th...

First World Problems, Meet Real World Fixes

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

First World Problems has become a meme of such epic proportions. Your Laundromat doesn't have Wi-Fi!? The magazines in your dentist's waiting room are from last month?! This week, when "First World Problems Anthem," a video devised by a U.S.-based marketing agency for a charitable campaign, went viral, we could hardly keep up with the backlash.