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    Cynthia Kao

    Senior Editor

    Cynthia Kao is a senior editor for Charged Affairs and an analyst supporting change management on a national youth development project. She holds an MA from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and holds particular interest in East and Southeast Asian affairs.

Haiti’s Multi-Billion Dollar Humanitarian Aid Problem

With upwards of 10,000 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) operating within its borders, Haiti is known as the Republic of NGOs. Yet despite the billions of aid dollars invested in Haiti’s development, this island nation still has an unemployment rate of 40 percent and ranks as one of the poorest countries in the world. Why is international…

A Job for Social Enterprise? Poverty and Education in the Philippines

Completing the mandatory ten years of education is out of reach for many of the Philippines’ 34 million children aged fourteen and under. Poverty, limited government capacity, and rampant corruption all exacerbate the situation, resulting in roughly a quarter of Philippine children failing to complete primary school. 

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Haiti’s Multi-Billion Dollar Humanitarian Aid Problem

With upwards of 10,000 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) operating within its borders, Haiti is known as the Republic of NGOs. Yet despite the billions of aid dollars invested in Haiti’s development, this island nation still has an unemployment rate of 40 percent and ranks as one of the poorest countries in the world. Why is international…

A Job for Social Enterprise? Poverty and Education in the Philippines

Completing the mandatory ten years of education is out of reach for many of the Philippines’ 34 million children aged fourteen and under. Poverty, limited government capacity, and rampant corruption all exacerbate the situation, resulting in roughly a quarter of Philippine children failing to complete primary school. 

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