India’s Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) has consistently failed to meet its objectives in reducing poverty. The reason: the unrealistic expectations and burdens placed on the under-trained community leaders.
There are a number of things pending in the full implementation of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). One of them is the harmonization of degree programs, and it’s hurting the labor pool and the children of NAFTA.
Experts and pundits have decided that education is the magic bullet to cure most of Latin America’s ills. Problem is: it’s a long term bet, with no known solutions and too many people working on the edges.
A week before the Donors’ Summit in San Salvador I was able to catch up with Kathy Hall of the Summit Foundation. In a wide-ranging interview she discusses the failures of governments in Central America to provide for the younger generation, the need for the U.S. to condition its assistance to local governments meeting their own commitments, and the moral obligation of donors to collaborate and ensure greater transparency.