Author: McCall Robison

McCall for The Borgen Project from Layton, UT. Her academic interests include English and her life revolves around writing and reading. McCall's life goal is to make a difference through writing.

SEATTLE — Gabon is a country residing along the Atlantic coast of central Africa. Like any country, development projects are essential for ensuring that Gabon continues to grow and stabilize. Below are five development projects in Gabon. Infrastructure and Local Development Project The World Bank approved the Infrastructure and Local Development Project towards the end of 2015. It is a continuation of a previous project called the Local Infrastructure Development Project (LIDP I). LIDP I aimed to further develop the transparency of urban investments while also encouraging improved accountability between local populations and their city governments. This will continue to…

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SEATTLE — With current disagreements unfolding, there is obvious tension between North Korea and the U.S. With threats being exchanged, it is important now more than ever to understand how the U.S. benefits from foreign aid to North Korea. Regardless of the past and current strain between the two countries, the U.S. has given aid to North Korea in instances where they have been in need, and this aid has benefited them both. In August 2017, the U.N. Central Emergency Response Fund contributed to the funds of five separate humanitarian organizations within North Korea. Because of a persistent lack of…

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SEATTLE — In Morocco, agriculture plays a crucial role in the economy. Sustainable agriculture in Morocco contributes 15 percent of the overall GDP in the country and provides 40 percent of jobs. To maintain a thriving agricultural sector, projects have been put in place to modernize production and improve the progress of alleviating poverty and maintaining social structures in rural societies. Green Morocco Plan In 2008, the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Maritime Fishing created the Green Morocco Plan. Their goal is to speed up the development of modern and competitive agriculture, which they believe is necessary to improve…

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SUVA, Fiji — As women’s rights become more acknowledged around the world, Fiji initiatives are taking the necessary steps to further increase women’s empowerment in Fiji. The projects being put in place include the REACH Project Mobile Service Delivery, Domestic Violence Helpline and the National Service Delivery Protocol for Responding to Cases of Gender-Based Violence. Fijian women are also using individual efforts to empower themselves. Here are details about the efforts and projects taking place: REACH Project Mobile Service Delivery The REACH Project is one of many projects aiding women’s empowerment in Fiji. REACH is sustained by Japan’s Government and the United Nations…

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SEATTLE — As of early 2016, there are 15 active development projects in the Philippines. With funding help from the World Bank, plans for projects such as health, infrastructure, rural development and social protection are in place. These are five of the active development projects in the Philippines: Renewable Energy Development With assistance from the World Bank, two renewable energy development projects in the Philippines are in place: Access to Sustainable Energy Project, which will help bring solar power to communities in the Philippines that are not connected to the main grids, and Philippines Renewable Energy Project, which will increase electricity access for poor families, expand the…

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