For Nairobi's poorest, the enormous trash dump that's slowly killing them is also the only thing keeping them alive.
On the eve of the country's historic elections, 16 experts give us their prescriptions for the future.
Forget politics. Muslim countries are poised to experience a new wave of change -- but this time it's all about demographics.
If you're looking for an unlikely economic success story, you can hardly do better than Mauritius.
Man-made killer bird flu is here. Can -- should -- governments try to stop it?
Dwindling funding for the global fight against AIDS doesn't mean the battle is lost -- but it does mean we have to think about what we're getting for our money.
Letting medical professionals and other skilled workers from the developing world emigrate is a good deal for everyone.
The key to improving medical care in the developing world isn't better doctors -- it's educating everyone else.
The baggage we carry from our ethnic and national backgrounds can keep people poor -- but it can also change, and faster than you'd think.
Civilization has defeated mass starvation. So why are so many Somalis dying of hunger?
The CIA's fake vaccination program in Abbottabad is an outrage. But what's important to remember is that even Osama bin Laden wanted to vaccinate his kids.
When it comes to bringing electricity to the developing world, small is beautiful.
Citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo believe there's hope for their war-torn country even if no one else does -- and their optimism is starting to get results.
Failed states are mainly a threat to their own inhabitants. We should help them anyway.
Poor vision is a major hurdle to getting ahead in the developing world. Fortunately, remedies are cheaper and easier -- and more profitable -- than they've ever been before.
Save your money, United Nations -- the developing world doesn't need broadband Internet to get ahead.
Why cracking down on Afghanistan's opium business won't help stop the Taliban -- or the United States' own drug problems.
Why the best ideas for fighting some diseases may come from poor countries, not rich ones.
Fukushima wasn't the only nuclear accident waiting to happen. From Bulgaria to New York, here are five other nuclear power plants to keep an eye on.
In the developed world, high-tech personal IDs are the stuff of Orwellian dystopia. But for everyone else, they could be a path to a happier, healthier, less precarious life.
An FP discussion on contributing editor Charles Kenny's new book: Are we winning the global war on human suffering?
Tehran is claiming that the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt reflect the heady days of 1979. Not so fast says the Green Movement -- it's 2009 that's a better parallel.