My Year End Message: Don’t Duck”

 —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — —
Sup­port machine trans­la­tion: http://amzn.to/1Z7d5oc
 — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — –















My Year End Mes­sage: ““Don’t Duck””

Dear Peter,

The man so many thought would become the first gen­tle­man of the United States, former Pres­id­ent Bill Clin­ton, is fond of remind­ing us to focus on trend­lines, not head­lines. It’s sound advice, even if espe­cially hard to fol­low these days. The ana­lys­is goes like this: head­lines high­light ter­ror­ism, polit­ic­al con­flict, every-man-for-him­self cor­rup­tion in busi­ness and gov­ern­ment, and vacu­ous celebrity, con­sumer­ism and ste­reo­types. But look at the trend­lines and you’ll see people get­ting health­i­er, soci­et­ies turn­ing freer and more inclus­ive, more kids going to school, and ser­i­ous people — includ­ing many read­ing this now — rolling-up their sleeves to design social enter­prises, advocacy cam­paigns and devel­op­ment ini­ti­at­ives that are improv­ing lives.

It’s worth not­ing that we’re now closer to gender par­ity in edu­ca­tion than at any time in mod­ern his­tory. Coun­tries includ­ing Bot­swana, Nicaragua and Costa Rica have fully closed their enroll­ment gender gaps, and Nepal, Rwanda and Zim­b­ab­we are 90 per­cent of the way there. This year alone, Chad, Mozam­bi­que and Zam­bia launched plans to end child mar­riage, and Tan­zania and Gam­bia out­lawed the prac­tice. While some coun­tries have slid back­wards polit­ic­ally, Myan­mar elec­ted its first civil­ian lead­er in five dec­ades in a peace­ful trans­fer of power. And world hun­ger is at its lowest point in 25 years.

Embed­ded in that ana­lys­is is a choice, a per­son­al choice we must all make. It’s some­thing I’ll be think­ing about over this hol­i­day break (Devex closes its offices every year between Christ­mas Day and New Year’s Day) and I’ll come back to you with a ques­tion on this point in a moment..more.
Read the rest here
Sin­cerely,
Raj Kumar

Pres­id­ent & Edit­or-in-Chief
Devex — Do Good. Do It Well.TM
Fol­low @raj_devex
Devex is the media plat­form for the glob­al devel­op­ment com­munity.
© Devex 1341 Con­necti­c­ut Aven­ue, NW Wash­ing­ton, DC 20036 USA, +1.202.249.9222

http://t.devex.com/SB0L2S0aJ0x0oKv9V00Yp9p

“ —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — – — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — – — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — –
Appoġġ ta traduzz­joni awto­matika: http://amzn.to/1Z7d5oc
 — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — – — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — – — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — -

My Mes­saġġ Sena Tmiem: ““Ma papra””

Għażiż Peter,

Il-bniedem hekk ħsibt ħafna min­nhom ma ssir l-ewwel gen­tle­man ta l-Istati Uniti, ex Pres­id­ent Bill Clin­ton, hija fond ta’ fakkruna li tiffoka fuq trend­lines, mhux aħbar­iji­et. Huwa pari­ri tajba, anki jekk b’mod speċ­jali dif­fiċli biex iseg­wu dawn il-jiem. L-analiżi tmur bħal dan: aħbar­iji­et ter­ror­iżmu jen­fasizzaw, kun­flitt politiku, kull-bniedemall-nnif­su kor­ruzz­joni fin-negozjul-gvern, u ċelebrità vacu­ous, con­sumer­ism u ister­jotipi. Iżda tħares lejn il-trend­lines u tkun taf tara nies jkollna b’saħħithom, soċjetaji­et tid­wir aktar ħielsa u aktar inklus­siva, aktar gidji­en jmor­ru l-iskola, u nies serji — inkluż ħafna li taqra dan issa — rolling up kmiem tagħhom biex jid­dis­in­jaw intrapriżi soċ­jali, kam­panji ta pro­mozz­joni u iniz­jat­tivi ta żvi­lupp li huma itte­jjeb il-ħaj­ja.

Huwa ta min jin­nota li aħna qed issa eqreb lejn ugwal­jan­za bejn is-ses­si fl-edukazz­joni mil­li fi kwalunk­we ħin fl-istor­ja mod­erna. Pajjiżi inklużi Bot­swana, in-Nikarag­wal-Kosta Rika għalqu kom­pleta­ment lak­uni tagħhom reġis­trazz­joni bejn is-ses­si, u n-Nepal, ir-Rwanda u ż-Żim­b­ab­we huma 90 fil-mija tal-mod hemm­hekk. Din is-sena biss, iċ-Ċad, il-Możam­bik u ż-Żam­b­ja mnedi­ja pjan­iji­et biex tintemm żwieġ tat-tfal, u t-Tanżan­i­ja u Gam­b­ja illeg­ali l-prat­tika. Fil­waqt li xi pajjiżi jiżżer­żaq lura politika­ment, Mjan­mar elett mexxej ċivili tagħha ewwel fl ħam­sin sena fi trasfer­i­ment paċi­fiku tal-enerġija. U l-ġuħ dinji hija aktar punt baxx tagħha fl-25 sena.

Inkor­por­ati fl din l-analiżi hija għażla, għażla per­son­ali aħna koll­ha jridu jagħm­lu. Hija xi ħaġa I ser tkun ħsieb dwar mat­ul dan il-brejk tal-vag­an­zi (Devex jagħlaq l-uffiċċji tagħha kull sena bejn Jum il-Milied u Jum l-Ewwel tas-Sena) u jien ser ter­ga lura lilek bil-mis­toqsi­ja dwar dan il-punt fil-moment..more.
Aqra l-bqi­ja hawn
sinċera­ment,
Raj Kumar

Pres­id­ent &-Edit­ur fil-Kap
Devex — Do Tajba. Do Hija Well.TM
Seg­wi @raj_devex
Devex huwa l-pjat­ta­forma tal-mid­jaall-komunità iżvi­lupp glob­ali.
© Devex 1341 Con­necti­c­ut Aven­ue, NW Wash­ing­ton, DC 20036 USA, +1.202.249.9222

http://t.devex.com/SB0L2S0aJ0x0oKv9V00Yp9p

“ —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — – — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — – — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — –
Onder­steun­ing masji­en ver­tal­ing: http://amzn.to/1Z7d5oc
 — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — – — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — – — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — -

My Jaareind Bood­skap: ““Moenie Duck””

Liewe Peter,

Die man so baie gedink sou word die eer­ste man van die Verenig­de State van Amerika, die voorm­a­li­ge pres­id­ent Bill Clin­ton, is lief vir her­in­ner ons om te fok­us op trend­lines, nie nuus. Dit is goeie raad, selfs al is ver­al moei­lik om dees­dae te volg. Die ontled­ing gaan soos volg: nuus hoo­gte­punt ter­ror­is­me, polit­ieke kon­f­lik, elke mens-vir-hom­self kor­rup­sie in besigheid en die reger­ing, en nutte­loos celebrity, ver­bruiker­swese en ste­reo­tipes. Maar kyk na die trend­lines en jy sal sien mense wat geson­der, samelew­ings draai vry­er en meer inklusiewe, meer kinders gaan skool, en ern­sti­ge mense — insluitend baie lees dit nou — rol­lende-up hul moue op sosiale ondernem­ings, bewus­mak­ings­veld­to­gte ont­werp en ontwikkel­ingsin­isi­atiewe wat die ver­be­ter­ing van lewens.

Dit is opmerklik dat ons nou nader aan par­iteit in die onder­wys as te eni­ger tyd in die mod­erne geskieden­is. Lande, waaron­der Bot­swana, Nicaragua en Costa Rica het ten volle gesluit hulle inskry­wings geslag gap­ings, en Nepal, Rwanda en Zim­b­ab­we is 90 persent van die pad daar­heen. Hierdie jaar alleen, Chad, Mosam­biek en Zam­bië begin plan­ne om die huwe­l­ik kind eindig, en Tan­zan­ië en Gam­bië ver­bied die prak­tyk. Ter­wyl som­mi­ge lande agteruit polit­ies het gegly, Myan­mar verkies sy eer­ste bur­ger­like lei­er in vyf dekades in n vreed­same oordrag van mag. En wêreld honger is op sy laag­ste punt in 25 jaar.

Ingebed in die anal­ise is n keuse, n per­soon­like keuse moet ons almal te maak. Dit is iets wat ek sal dink oor meer as hierdie vakan­sie breek (Devex sluit sy kantore jaar­liks ​​tussen Kersdag en Nuwe­jaarsdag) en ek sal ter­ug kom na jou toe met n vraag oor hierdie punt in n moment..more.
Lees die res hier
Die uwe,
Raj Kumar

Pres­id­ent & Edit­or-in-Chief
Devex — doen wat goed is. Doen Dit Well.TM
volg @raj_devex
Devex is die media plat­form vir die glob­ale ontwikkel­ing gemeenskap.
© Devex 1341 Con­necti­c­ut Aven­ue, NW Wash­ing­ton, DC 20.036 VSA, +1.202.249.9222

http://t.devex.com/SB0L2S0aJ0x0oKv9V00Yp9p

“ —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — – — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — – — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — –
Mbështetje mak­inë përk­thim: http://amzn.to/1Z7d5oc
 — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — – — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — – — —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — -

My Mes­sage Viti End: ““Mos Duck””

Dear Peter,

Njeriu kaq shumë mendim do të bëhet zotëri i parë i Shteteve të Bashkuara, ish-pres­id­enti Bill Klin­ton, është dashur të na kujtu­ar të për­qëndro­het në trend­lines, jo titujt. Kjo është këshil­la të shën­doshë, edhe në qoftë se veçanërisht e vështirë për të ndjekur këto ditë. Anal­iza shkon si kjo: Titujt ter­ror­izmit pah, kon­f­likti politik, çdo njeri-për-vete kor­rup­sion­in në biznes dhe qeveri, dhe i fam­shëm pak­up­tim, kon­sum­izmit dhe ste­reo­ti­pet. Por shikoni në trend­lines dhe ju do të shih­ni njer­ëz duke u shën­det­sh­me, shoqëritë e kthy­er më të lirë dhe më përf­shirëse, më shumë fëmijë shko­jnë në shkollë, dhe njer­ëz­it seri­oze — duke përf­shirë shumë e lexuar këtë tani — kodrina-up sleeves e tyre për të har­tu­ar ndër­mar­rjet shoqërore, fush­ata advokimi dhe ini­ci­ativ­at e zhvil­lim­it që janë përmirësimi i jetës.