Humanitarian Development: The Intersection of Short and Long Term Assistance

By: Ryan McGuine Over recent decades, the world has seen dramatic improvements in nearly every measure of wellbeing. The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic of standard of living that was established in the 1980s by advocates of the Human Development paradigm in response to what they saw as the over-emphasis of economic…

Towards A Prosperous, Healthy World

By: Ryan McGuine In the year 2000, the United Nations (UN) adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration, a document that established the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the world to accomplish by 2015. Although not every goal was accomplished, many acknowledge the value of delineating a set of targets, which galvanized international efforts and…