This article was originally published on Time.com by Liz Schrayer is President and CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. There are times when politics and policy making can seem more chaotic than productive, but behind the scenes are real human beings – the men and women who represent us in Congress and at the end … Read More
Foreign assistance is a complex issue with a lot of misconceptions. Lisa Bos, one of World Vision’s policy advisers answers questions to give some clarity on foreign aid.
How does your knowledge of U.S. poverty-focused foreign assistance stack up against the average American’s knowledge? Every year the Kaiser Family Foundation surveys Americans on their ideas of foreign assistance. The results: most Americans have misconceptions about foreign assistance. U.S. foreign assistance can be complicated, but it has a part in saving over 3 million … Read More
It’s been a time of joy for our advocacy team (and hopefully for you!) as we celebrate the successes we have had over the last few weeks. The Global Food Security Act was passed, the Reach Act has an incredible number of bipartisan cosponsors, and our World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns was able to join … Read More
Pastor David Johnson of Christ Community Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas went on a trip to Kenya with World Vision in 2015. He came back advocating stronger than ever for people who live in poverty around the world. In this article, originally posted on The Baxter Bulletin, Johnson talks about his experience in Kenya and why he believes that … Read More
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?