Half a year after Nepal's devastating earthquake, its the smaller community organizations that are helping the country rebuild, while the giants of disaster relief lag behind.
As the problems that once divided the world into First, Second, and Third are held more and more in common, is it time for the global development community to overhaul its approach?
What would happen if the billions of dollars stolen by corrupt officials, gangs, and crooked corporations every year could be spent on development instead?
The revelations about the United States' brutal torture program have damaged the country's best asset abroad.
Kristin Lord is president and CEO of IREX, a global education and development NGO. IREX does not take institutional positions; the views expressed here are her own.