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How to End Hunger in Developing Countries? Help Their Governments Collect Taxes

Photo Credit: UN Second in a series by Steven Damiano (LBJ MGPS Graduate) covering his internship at Bread for the World Institute. This summer, at the Bread for the World Institute, I researched a topic not typically associated with international development: taxation. The subject may seem far from the realm of Bread for the World’s mission of combating […]

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Global Policy Studies & International Security Health & Social Policy International Development LBJ School Rural Development Summer Internships

Are the Sustainable Development Goals Actually Sustainable?

Photo Credit: UN Second in a series by Beatrice Halbach (LBJ MPAff Student) covering her internship at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Earlier this month, heads of state, ministers and representatives of major international organizations involved in development met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss how to finance the post-2015 development agenda, which will replace the […]

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Collaboration in International Development

First in a series by Alexandra Noble (LBJ MGPS Student) covering her internship at InterAction. One of the challenges of international development is the fragmented nature in which it takes place. Since it is difficult for international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) to communicate with one another on the ground, there is often duplication of projects and wasted resources. […]

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Global Policy Studies & International Security International Development LBJ School Rural Development Summer Internships

A New Rural Development Framework for the 21st Century

First in a series by Beatrice Halbach (LBJ MPAff Student) covering her internship at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In the past several decades a number of countries developed extremely rapidly, completing processes of industrialization, urbanization, and social transformation in 20 or 30 years. Comparable change took centuries in today’s developed countries. China is the most vivid example […]