World Vision’s director of government relations, Lisa Bos, and policy advisor for food security and livelihoods, Beth Ann Saracco, talk about the importance of recognizing women in development in this article originally posted on The Hill. In the article, they reflect on their recent trips to Kenya and Zimbabwe where they saw U.S. funded programs at work, helping communities find sustainable solutions to poverty.
Eighteen months after Emmanuel Ojede was born, he got sick.
How many of you heard the President’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017 came out on February 9? Maybe you read a news story about it or saw something about it on television. Perhaps you are on an email list of an organization that praised or criticized an aspect of the budget, or you saw stories in your social media feeds.
Periodically in the news, headlines arise claiming foreign assistance to fight extreme poverty hurts rather than helps. These headlines were spurred most recently when Angus Deaton received the Nobel Prize in Economics for gathering data on consumption patterns of the poor, but has since gained attention for his critique of foreign aid. Looking past the … Read More
You may have heard or read in the news that Congress passed a bipartisan budget agreement last week; yesterday it went to the President’s desk. Even for the most hardcore advocates, your eyes may have glazed over reading terms like “overseas contingency operations” and “sequester caps.” So what is the budget deal, and what does it mean for some of the things you have been advocating for, like restoring funding for programs to prevent child labor and additional funding for the Syrian crisis?
It’s that time of year in Washington, D.C. when the debate over the federal budget goes into high gear. For the upcoming fiscal year, 2015, the federal budget will be $1.014 trillion dollars, with just over half that amount going to defense programs. That leaves $492 billion for all other government programs, other than Social … Read More
Every dollar counts. That dollar is a vaccine, a health worker, a malaria bed net, a well for clean water. That dollar is a life. By now you’ve probably heard about the “sequester,” the automatic spending cuts that are a result of Congress being unable to come to an agreement in 2011 about how to … Read More
World Vision has partnered with the Micah Challenge to help send a message to Congress that budget cuts should not fall on the most vulnerable. Watch the video below to see the big impact that the U.S. Foreign Assistance budget has, despite how small it actually is. Reining in the budget is a priority of Congress … Read More