Poverty

Global Supply Chains and Women’s Empowerment

In the last twenty years, the growth of international trade has created enormous opportunities for women in developing countries, and with these opportunities have come new challenges. The International Labor Organization found that, in developing countries, from 1995 to 2013, the number of jobs associated with global supply chains increased by over 100 million. Today, […]

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Reduce Trade Roadblocks to Improve Food Security

Conventional wisdom usually does not link trade to programs and policies that address poverty. We need to unpack this conventional wisdom and explore how improving key aspects of trade link to development, using as an example how US-Africa trade policies can unlock Africa’s economic potential in agriculture. More Africans are employed in agriculture than in […]

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Grow Markets, Fight Hunger: A Food Security Framework for U.S.-Africa Trade Relations

A new framework for US-Africa trade relations focused on agriculture and food can advance African food security while positioning US businesses to benefit from Africa’s growing food market, which is expected to reach $1 trillion by 2030. Efforts by the United States focused on bolstering regional trade and harmonizing food standards and regulations across countries […]

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Poverty

Remittances from immigrant blue-collar workers are three times as large as all foreign aid combined.

Who changes the world? Governments, intellectuals, entrepreneurs, NGOs and charities, scientists, and other influential types doubtless do their part. But the populist force of tens of millions of blue-collar and services workers – expatriate Filipina nurses, Indonesian maids in Hong Kong, Haitian restaurant-workers in Miami, West African taxi drivers in Paris, Thai cooks and Lebanese accountants, DC’s Salvadoran construction-workers – appears to be their match.

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