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Why Ebola Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Drug Development

November 21, 2014 | by Els Torreele, Piero Olliaro
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First Steps: A Brief History of the Step by Step Program

November 17, 2014 | by Sarah Klaus, Liana Ghent
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Advancing Open Society through Curriculum Reform in Kyrgyzstan

November 21, 2014 | by Hugh McLean

In the midst of the social and political changes happening in Kyrgyzstan, significant reform is also happening in the education system. A new curriculum framework has been approved that is built on open society values.

Moving the Needle on Drug Policy in Asia

November 18, 2014

Asia boasts some of the harshest laws in the world; however, there are regional pioneers that are charting new courses on drug policy.

First Steps: A Brief History of the Step by Step Program

November 17, 2014 | by Sarah Klaus

The Step by Step Program has developed over the last 20 years into a strong network working to improve the lives of young children and families.

Grantee Spotlight

The Transformative Power of Photography and Collaboration

October 28, 2014

Recipients of the 2014 Audience Engagement Grants cover a range of places, populations, and ways to merge activism with documentary art.

Public Broadcasting Services Can Deliver Democratic Values. Few Do.

October 28, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson

Public broadcasting services can express the ideals of a democracy. But as of now only a few in the world really serve the public.

Grantee Spotlight

Bringing School to an Orphanage in Kyrgyzstan Means New Prospects for Children

October 24, 2014

Askar, an 11-year-old boy, is an orphan like many in Kyrgyzstan, living with a musculoskeletal disorder and abandoned by birth parents. But he is gaining something like a community.

Exposing a Disgrace: Uzbek Elite Keep Profiting from Forced Labor

October 24, 2014 | by Jeff Goldstein

Uzbekistan still depends on cotton exports driven by what amounts to slave labor. A new report brings this practice to light.

Trying Khmer Rouge Leaders Twice: A Guide for the Perplexed

October 17, 2014

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal has begun a second trial on charges including genocide of two aged former Khmer Rouge senior leaders although both have already received life sentences for other crimes against humanity.

Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko

Fears that decentralization will serve big business and separatists in the east mean some in Ukraine want to stall the process. This would be wrong.

Building the Civil Society of Tomorrow Means Investing in Teachers Today

October 3, 2014 | by Trine Petersen

An estimated 250 million children globally lack the skills essential to civic participation. To end this learning crisis, we must ensure that all children have teachers who are trained, motivated, and connected.

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