Recognizing the World’s Refugees

Today is World Refugee Day, a day created by the United Nations in 2000 to bring awareness to the more than 45 million people who have been displaced internally or across borders from their homes forcibly. Based on numbers released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees a person becomes a refugee, loses everything…

Key Tweets from Global Development Panel at World Economic Forum

Yesterday’s Global Development Outlook panel at the World Economic Forum included William H. Gates III, David Cameron, Ban Ki-moon, Paul Polman, Helene D. Gayle, H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and Rwanda President Paul Kagame. You can watch the full panel on the World Economic Forum web site. We tweeted throughout the panel and also kept up with…

Update on Mali Conflict, Humanitarian Efforts

Last Friday France began strategic airstrikes in northern Mali against rebel groups that have crippled the government since the early part of last year. France has said its intervention will be swift. The United States has already given its support to France saying it will provide intelligence and overhead surveillance according to NBC News. Britain…

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…