Nurith Aizenman

Nurith Aizenman appears in the following:

Cash Aid Could Solve Poverty — But There's A Catch

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

A major study in Zambia showed the benefits of just giving poor people money with no strings attached. So why isn't the government entirely convinced?


How To Fix Poverty: Why Not Just Give People Money?

Monday, August 07, 2017

Forget food aid, cows and job training. An unprecedented 12-year experiment in Kenya tests the power of cash.


The Billion Dollar Cost Of Child Marriage

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Research on child marriage has mainly focused on the toll it takes on individuals. Now, a report looks at the economic impact on poor countries.


A Little-Known Climate Fund Is Suddenly In The Spotlight

Friday, June 09, 2017

It's the Green Climate Fund. It was called out last week by President Trump, who said he would cut off U.S. "billions." What does it do, exactly, and what will be the impact of the cutback?


Remember That Time When Wonder Woman Was A U.N. Ambassador?

Thursday, June 01, 2017

It wasn't that long ago. Just last fall. Nearly 45,000 people signed a petition in protest. Then again, the Amazon warrior has always been a controversial figure.


Trump's Proposed Budget Would Cut $2.2 Billion From Global Health Spending

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The administration wants to reduce the current $8.7 billion global health budget by about 26 percent. Family planning programs would be the hardest hit.


One Huge Problem With Trump's Promise To Grow The U.S. Economy

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The president has long looked to China and India as a model for galloping economic growth. Here's why it's unlikely that the U.S. could grow even half as fast.


Citing Abortions In China, Trump Cuts Funds For U.N. Family Planning Agency

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The administration claims the U.N. population agency supports China's "coercive" abortion policies. UNFPA calls the claim "erroneous."


$190 Million Raised To Fill Aid Gap Left By Trump's Abortion Rule

Thursday, March 02, 2017

When the president took action to block U.S. foreign aid funding of groups linked to abortion, a Dutch government official started fundraising.


Who Declares A Famine? And What Does That Actually Mean?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Just as we rank hurricanes and earthquakes, officials have developed a five-phase scale to rank food crises.


Mexicans In The U.S. Are Sending Home More Money Than Ever

Friday, February 10, 2017

A new report finds that remittances by migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean topped $69 billion last year — the highest amount on record.


Trump Bans U.S. Funding For Groups That 'Promote' Abortion Overseas

Monday, January 23, 2017

The new president has reinstated the "Mexico City" policy first instituted by Ronald Reagan in 1984. And this version is even broader than previous ones.


How Do You Know If Aid Really Works? Turns Out ... We Often Don't

Saturday, January 21, 2017

There's a growing effort to actually test whether aid programs work. But how much has it accomplished?


Does Handing Out Sanitary Pads Really Get Girls To Stay In School?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A new study tries to find out what happens when girls in the developing world are on their period. And it's complicated.


What Does Vaccinating Cows Have To Do With A Girl's Education?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A new study out of Kenya looks beyond the usual questions to determine the broader impact of protecting a farmer's livestock.


Wonder Woman's U.N. Job Comes To An End

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The news broke this week: Her controversial tenure as honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls will conclude on Friday.


Dial M For Money: Can Mobile Banking Lift People Out Of Poverty?

Friday, December 09, 2016

We look at the remarkable findings from a new study of Kenya's M-PESA system, out in 'Science.'


Born In Sudan, Based In Brooklyn. A Singer Remixes Her Identities

Friday, December 09, 2016

Please, says the singer-songwriter, don't pigeonhole her as some sort of "refugee artist." She calls her music "East-African Retro-Pop."


Will Trump Reinstate Reagan's Abortion Rule For International Charities?

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The "Mexico City policy" blocked federal funds for international family-planning charities if they were to "promote" abortion.


Choosing A Charity: Should You Go With Your Heart Or Your Head?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Some argue that looking at data about a charity's effectiveness is the best way to make your pick. But there are drawbacks.