Development Challenges

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Slow Burn for the Environment

The poor in Africa rely on wood to meet their basic energy needs. Find out what is being done to reduce wood use.

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Harvests Failing to Feed the Hungry

Despite all the technological advancements in agriculture, severe hunger is getting worse across the planet. Why is this still the case?

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Staying Child Focused in South Africa

Poverty impacts children the hardest. It creates an environment that is damaging to children’s development in every way. Read about a project that is helping to make a difference.

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Climate Upheaval Forcing Emigration

Climate change, human need and conflict are exacerbating the impact of land degradation on human settlement patterns, experts say.

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Fighting HIV on the Frontlines in Mozambique

While the defeat of HIV/AIDS is closer than ever, progress has not been uniform across the globe. One country where the battle is still raging is Mozambique.

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World Diabetes Day: Making Inroads in India

World Diabetes Day takes place on November 14. It’s a chance to spread awareness of diabetes, its complications, and its treatments to those around the globe.

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Climate, Violence, and Hunger

The world produces enough food to feed everyone, yet, 11 percent of the global population (815 million people) is still affected by hunger. …

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Focusing on Educational Challenges Ahead

Education is key to advancing human development; it empowers people to determine their own destiny. However, in many parts of the world obstac…