The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) came out with a report this week called “Humanity Divided: Confronting Inequality in Developing Countries.” The report highlights some major statistics on the growth of income inequality all over the world, particularly in developing countries.
We have some great opportunities to volunteer for a project in the US or Mali, including one full time, salaried position in Mali as a Finance Manager, and the opportunity to work with the Grameen Foundation's TaroWorks team! Application deadlines are coming up quickly for all of these projects, so be sure to read more and apply!
The World Bank started off the new year with the publication of the 2014 Global Financial Development Report. After last year’s report, which highlighted the state’s role in finance after the global financial crisis, this year’s main focus is on the level of financial inclusion throughout the world and the steps we should take to increase inclusion. According to the report, an estimated 2.5 billion adults in the world—approximately 50% of the world’s adult population—do not have a bank account with a formal financial institution.
We have some great volunteer opportunities with application deadlines coming up soon! Whether or not you want to volunteer for a month or six months, or onsite in the country or remotely on a computer, we have options for you. Here are a few of the many projects that need your help and expertise: