10 Poorest Countries

Here's something to think about over the weekend: How many of the world's 10 poorest countries do you suppose are in Africa? Hint: All of them, according to the Multidimensional Poverty Index, a new rubric for measuring poverty. The list: Sierra

Webcast from World Food Prize Symposium

Heifer International President Jo Luck, center left, and Bread for the World President David Beckmann, center right, were co-recipients of this year's World Food Prize. The awards ceremony was last night in Des Moines, Iowa. Watch the full video

Interview with World Food Prize Laureates

The Des Moines Register posted an article and interview today with World Food Prize laureates David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, and Jo Luck, Heifer International’s president. The World Food Prize Symposium is being held this

Nourish: Food + Community Airs on PBS

by WorldLink staffIn recent weeks, we’ve shared short films from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia. Now you can watch the award-winning half-hour special on PBS. With beautiful visuals and inspiring stories, Nourish: Food + Community traces our

A New Nonprofit Model? Coke Is It.

In her work with the Gates Foundation, Melinda French Gates visits loads of places in developing countries where people have no electricity, no running water, no decent shelter. "I'm startled by all the things that they don't have," she said during

World Food Prize Symposium

The World Food Prize Symposium began today in Des Moines, Iowa, and Heifer International President Jo Luck is there. Jo Luck is a recipient of this year's World Food Prize and gets a mention from, among other places, Poverty News Blog: The Prize

"Poorism"

Another new word, courtesy of Schott’s Vocab. “Poorism” is a portmanteau combining “poor” and “tourism” that refers to the increasing number of voyeuristic tours that take well-heeled travelers through slums in

Stopping Up Brain Drain

It's a sticky conundrum for many people in developing countries: Should I stay or should I go? Sure, people have an allegiance to their homes, but who can blame them for seeking out degrees, training and well-paying jobs that are only available

Guess What Today Is?

Today is International Day for Disaster Reduction. What, you didn't know? Me either, until I read a post on The Guardian's Poverty Matters blog. It's the brainchild of the U.N.'s International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. This years theme: My