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The Message of the Panama Papers

April 6, 2016 | by Julie McCarthy

The massive data leak reveals how vast amounts of wealth are secretly moved around the world. Now, political leaders must close the loopholes that allow this to happen.

Grantee Spotlight

Brazil Can Fight the Zika Virus with Better Public Policy

April 6, 2016 | by Elisa Leilani Slattery

Instead of telling women not to get pregnant, Brazil should be implementing supports for them.

Health Funders and Grantees: Who Sets the Agenda?

April 5, 2016 | by Jonathan Cohen

Frontline NGOs may not measure their impact in terms of infections averted or treated—yet they have become essential to donors who do.

In the EU, Media Portrayals of Ukraine Reveal Europe’s Own Self-Interests

April 1, 2016 | by Graham Lee

Depictions of the crisis are often shaped by attitudes that have little to do with Ukraine itself.

A Push for Balanced Drug Policy Is Transforming Pain Relief in India

March 31, 2016 | by Naomi Burke-Shyne

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, founder of Pallium India, is working state by state with health care professionals to make palliative care more pervasive.

Grantee Spotlight

Dealing a Blow to Ukraine’s Soviet-Style Public Spending Corruption

March 29, 2016 | by Gavin Hayman
An online transparency tool that pulls back the curtain on public procurements is already saving the government money.

The Loophole That Lets the U.S. Government Fund the Use of Child Soldiers

March 28, 2016 | by Charu Lata Hogg

Since 2008, it’s been illegal for the United States to support militaries that use child soldiers, but a special provision of the law effectively renders it toothless.

Forensic Evidence Represents a Turning Point for Justice in Guatemala

March 25, 2016 | by Louise Olivier

The investigation of one of Latin America’s largest mass graves is proving the critical role of forensic evidence in seeking justice for war crimes.

Grantee Spotlight

Journalists in Pakistan Unite to Fight Violence Against Media

March 24, 2016 | by Owais Aslam Ali

In a country where violence against media is common, an initiative is creating a united front—and a sense that an attack on one media outlet is an attack on them all.

The Experiment in International Justice That Brought Down a President

March 23, 2016 | by Jonathan Birchall

In this month’s Talking Justice podcast, we look at how a little-known UN commission helped expose the corruption scandal that ousted the president of Guatemala.

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