Beacons of Hope Demonstrate Impact of U.S. Investment in Central America

Honduras has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Named “Murder Capital” of the World in 2012, the …

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What Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Can Do for International Development 

Last week, Facebook announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency, Libra. Libra will be managed by a consortium of firms known as the Libra Association and will fully …

President & CEO CJ Hall Reflects on First Year with ACDI/VOCA

It seems impossible, but my calendar tells me that I have now been a member of the ACDI/VOCA team for …

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The Dirty Secret of Volunteering: You Get More than You Give 

Thank you, Peace Corps. In 1975, serendipity led me to you via an anonymous want ad touting “Teaching Positions Overseas.” An application and …

Gender Equality Is Gaining Momentum – As It Should!

We often hear that the future of a globalized economy is female. To me, that means that not only is …

Healthy, Happy Goats: A Volunteer’s Story from Ghana

Following an extremely rewarding career with the United States Agency for International Development, I decided to focus my time on …

What Adaptive Management Means to Me—in Market Systems & Beyond

Q&A with Sergio E. Rivas (right), chief of party of the USAID Transforming Market Systems activity in Honduras Q: Tell …

Celebrating a Renewed Commitment to U.S. Leadership in Global Food Security

We sincerely applaud bipartisan congressional leaders for the recent enactment of the Global Food Security Act (GFSA). At the height …

Produce More with Less: Adapting to Climate Change in the Face of Increasing Hunger

In Bangladesh, 75 percent of agricultural land is devoted to growing rice, which subsequently supports the staple-heavy dietary habits of …