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This Week in Markets and Democracy: FIFA Corruption, Chronic Hunger, and Poverty Reduction

by Shannon K. O'Neil
FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses the media after meeting the presidents of the soccer federations of Israel and Palestine at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich September 3, 2013. (Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters) FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses the media after meeting the presidents of the soccer federations of Israel and Palestine at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich September 3, 2013. (Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)

This post marks the launch of a new feature on the Development Channel, “This Week in Markets and Democracy.” Each Friday, CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program, will highlight the week’s noteworthy events and articles.

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Moving Beyond Utopia to What’s Possible for 2030: Setting Realistic Sustainable Development Goals

by Guest Blogger for Shannon K. O'Neil
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the plenary of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development summit in Rio de Janeiro June 22, 2012 (Reuters/Paulo Whitaker). Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the plenary of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development summit in Rio de Janeiro June 22, 2012 (Reuters/Paulo Whitaker).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Deirdre White, chief executive officer of PYXERA Global.

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Reducing Food Loss and Waste to Feed the World’s Nine Billion People in 2050

by Guest Blogger for Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
A farmer sits on a trolley loaded with melons as he waits for customers at a fruit and vegetable market in Chandigarh, India, May 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Ajay Verma). A farmer sits on a trolley loaded with melons as he waits for customers at a fruit and vegetable market in Chandigarh, India, May 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Ajay Verma).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Cecilia Chen, Dan Zook, and Dan Tuttle of Dalberg Global Development Advisors.  

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Food Security and the Need for Responsible Investment Guidelines

by Guest Blogger for Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
A farmer collects rice during harvest time at a paddy field in Padalarang, Indonesia's West Java province, May 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Beawiharta). A farmer collects rice during harvest time at a paddy field in Padalarang, Indonesia's West Java province, May 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Beawiharta).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Gregory Myers, director of private sector engagement at Cloudburst Group and former division chief for the Land Tenure and Property Rights Division at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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Fighting Poverty with Land

by Guest Blogger for Isobel Coleman
Women harvest paddy in Bhatar, West Bengal, India, 2001 (Courtesy Reuters). Women harvest paddy in Bhatar, West Bengal, India, 2001 (Courtesy Reuters).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Ashok Sircar and Tim Hanstad of Landesa, a global development non-profit that works to secure land rights for the world’s poor. Here they discuss how coordinating development projects can help lift families out of poverty.

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Eliminating Poverty and Hunger By Empowering Women

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
A woman farmer in Khokana, Nepal, June 2013 (Courtesy Reuters/Navesh Chitraka). A woman farmer in Khokana, Nepal, June 2013 (Courtesy Reuters/Navesh Chitraka).

Food security and hunger eradication are international priorities because of their indisputable positive impact on development goals, local and regional economies, and social stability. Yet despite global attention, nearly 870 million people around the world still do not know where their next meal is coming from. Although this number has fallen by 130 million people since 1990, the decline plateaued after 2008, making clear that new and refined strategies to eliminate world hunger are needed.

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Emerging Voices: Amanda Richardson on Land Rights for Women

by Guest Blogger for Isobel Coleman
Women in West Bengal, India, line up to sign their names to receive land titles at a government distribution ceremony in 2011 (Courtesy Landesa). Women in West Bengal, India, line up to sign their names to receive land titles at a government distribution ceremony in 2011 (Courtesy Landesa).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Amanda Richardson, an attorney and land tenure specialist with Landesa. She discusses the benefits that secure land rights can bring to women and their communities.

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Emerging Voices: Stephanie Hanson on Empowering Female Smallholder Farmers

by Guest Blogger for Isobel Coleman
Cecilia Wafula appears at her farm in Lutacho village, western Kenya, in March 2010 (Courtesy Stephanie Hanson). Cecilia Wafula appears at her farm in Lutacho village, western Kenya, in March 2010 (Courtesy Stephanie Hanson).

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Stephanie Hanson, director of policy and outreach at One Acre Fund. She explains the specific obstacles facing Africa’s female farmers and One Acre Fund’s model for addressing them.

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