Why is USAID giving money, with no strings attached, to poor people in Africa? For good reason—the agency is using cash transfers as a benchmark against which to evaluate conventional aid programs.
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The New York Times' podcast 'The Daily' speaks with Nathaniel Rich about the decade when we almost stopped climate change.
George Steinmetz had been sent to take pictures for a project in conjunction with the Pulitzer Center, sending him to every continent over the course of a year to document the effects of climate change in aerial photographs.
This narrative by Nathaniel Rich addresses the decisive decade—from 1979 to 1989—when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change.
Losing Earth: The decade we almost stopped climate change. Online August 1.
New Zealanders are now the largest group inside Australian immigration detention centers, straining one of the world’s closest bilateral relationships.
Samantha Power met Ibraheem Sarhan in 2014 after his home in Syria was bombed. Here, having watched this Op-Doc film, she reflects on his progress.
Floating villages spread across the surface of the Mekong River's waterways, playing host to ethnic Vietnamese whose status in Cambodian society is perpetually adrift.
An illustrator captures one of the world’s largest migrations in a New York Times Op-Doc.
What the Vietnamese photographer Lam Duc-Hein first imagined of Iraq were tanks and violence, surges and refugees. But in Iraqi Kurdistan he found something different and beautiful.
On the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar, dolphins help fishermen herd fish into nets, but overfishing, pollution, and a lack of interest among the young threaten that bond.
Bridge International Academies—a chain of inexpensive private schools—has plans to revolutionize education for poor children. But can its for-profit model work in the most impoverished places?