U.S. Development Assistance: Re-Thinking and Re-Building the Third Pillar of National Security

Between 2 July – 18 July, NL-Aid is enjoying a summer recess. From 19th July, you can read articles of our authors again. Untill that time, we have selected Youtube videos in which development thinkers are centered. In this episode: ASAID. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin [...]

Is Pakistan an Emerging Market?

Most people in the West believe that Pakistan is an unstable country on the verge of imminent collapse or an explosion of violence. It is consistently portrayed—by politicians, policymakers, and the media—as the most dangerous and dysfunctional state in the world, struggling with terrorism, an out-of-control military, and interreligious conflict. And yet, Pakistan is included [...]

Bangladesh introduce new wheat variety tolerant to the deadly fungus

An international cereal research center has introduced a new wheat variety, which is tolerant to deadly Ug99 fungus to Bangladesh, a traditional rice growing region.   The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, or Cimmyt, said it introduced a wheat variety in Bangladesh in March, which is tolerant to the Ug99 strain of stem-rust fungus.   [...]

USAID to spearhead use of mobile phones in the fight against TB in Kenya

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) office in Kenya plans to introduce new technologies in the country’s war against tuberculosis, said Erna Kerst, Mission Director. Last year, the country, placed 15th among 22 most TB burdened countries in the world, reported 106, 083 new cases due to the disease. According to Maurice Maina of [...]

US and Bolivia sign ‘framework’ deal

On November 7, the US Under-secretary for Global Affairs, Maria Otero, and Bolivia’s deputy foreign minister Juan Carlos Alurralde signed a ‘framework agreement’ to guide bilateral relations between the two countries on the basis of “shared responsibility and mutual respect”. The announcement represents a significant uptick in the two countries’ frayed relations, though it is [...]

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