Over the last two decades, maternal mortality has nearly halved and the gap between the number of boys and girls enrolling in primary schools globally has almost closed. These are examples of the important progress that has been made for girls and women in the areas of health and education.
According to the World Bank, 70% of the global poor live in rural areas, and most of them rely on agriculture for their livelihoods.
One of the most rewarding parts of my job is getting to travel and see the life-changing impact of the Clinton Development Initiative’s (CDI) work firsthand.
This originally appeared on The Wall Street Journal on June 10, 2015.
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