Tag Archive for development

Jessica Posner, Wesleyan ’09, wins the top prize!






I definitely recommend that you go to the Huffington Post site (see below) and watch the video of her win. Congratulations Jessica and Kennedy for all of your success! clipped from www.huffingtonpost.com The 2010 Do Something Awards ceremony, hosted by actress Jane Lynch, was a star-studded affair, with appearances by Megan Fox, Snoop Dog, the…

Reminder of my Watsan days






An old Peace Corps friend posted this link on Facebook.  It reminded me of the work I did as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana.  In many parts of rural Africa it is still normal to have no access to a toilet or latrine, and it is still normal to get water from unsafe sources. …

News: Madagascar and World Bank study on poverty






Lova Rakotomalala at Global Voices tells us that the President of Madagascar has resigned. Duncan Green has a favorable early review of the new World Bank study, The Moving Out of Poverty Study. More about the book can be found on the World Bank’s website. According to the website it is due to be released…