The Philippines is no longer the “Sick Man of Asia,” but there are still huge challenges in “trickling down” the growing economic pie.
In light of the April collapse of a factory in Bangladesh, retailers are attempting reforms, but the costs of reform and rampant government corruption may cause these efforts to come up short.
However tempting it may be to slander corporate greed and Western investment, we must recognize Bangladesh's enormous benefits through international trade and cooperation with Western retailers.
These countries' leaders blast condom use as dangerous, and their anti-condom rhetoric is bringing everyone down.
With the Bangladesh factory tragedy in the news it is hard to ignore the hidden "costs" behind our clothing. But what about the hidden benefits?
It's still riskier to give birth in Nigeria today than it was in England 160 years ago, a fact that compels further action.
The world of NGOs and development has massive problems, but committing to solve problems abroad is worth the effort.
As if the story about a collapse of a factory in Bangladesh that killed 350 couldn't get more horrifying, one of the injured gave birth under the rubble.