Michaela Gaziano

Michaela Gaziano is the Fall 2013 policy intern at ONE. She recently graduated from Villanova University with a degree in political science. She spent a semester of her junior year studying in Cape Town, South Africa where she taught English to high school students.

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World leaders crack down on government-sponsored theft at Arab Forum

World leaders crack down on government-sponsored theft at Arab Forum

According to the World Bank and the UN, approximately $20 to $40 billion worth of government assets are stolen each year from developing countries. Fortunately, there’s a group of crime busters who are confiscating the properties of corrupt officials who treat government treasuries like their own personal bank accounts. Las......
Mind the gender gap: it’s shrinking

Mind the gender gap: it’s shrinking

Though the world still has a ways to go before there is complete gender equality, the World Economic Forum’s most recent Gender Gap Report, published last week, reports that overall global equality between men and women is shrinking. Of the 136 countries surveyed, 65% have narrowed their gender gap while 35% have increased ...
How phantom firms have robbed the DRC of billions

How phantom firms have robbed the DRC of billions

Phantom firms play a big role in helping corrupt government and business officials make money from dodgy deals. These fake companies – which only exist on paper and whose owners are entirely anonymous – enable money to be siphoned out of countries and into private bank accounts while the owners remain anonymous. In fact, ...
ONE teams up with CSIS around the Electrify Africa Act

ONE teams up with CSIS around the Electrify Africa Act

Last Friday, hundreds of people braved the rain to learn more about the future of the Electrify Africa movement at Powering Africa’s Progress, an event hosted by CSIS with support from ONE. The discussion was particularly interesting given the panelists diverse range of experiences. In addition to ONE’s own CEO and Presid......
Swiss village votes to give tax from Glencore back to poor countries

Swiss village votes to give tax from Glencore back to poor countries

The village of Hedingen, tucked into the Swiss mountains outside of Zurich, recently took a unique opportunity to do some global good with their very own taxes. Photo Credit: Flickr Dissatisfied with the origins of its government’s tax income, the small town of 3,500 people voted to donate tax paid by Ivan Glasenberg, th......

Companies Bigger than Countries: Transparency needed for all

Transparency International (TI) recently published “Transparency in Corporate Reporting: Assessing the World’s Largest Companies”, a report reviewing the transparency of 105 of the world’s largest publicly traded companies. In total, these 105 companies are worth over $11 trillion, and have business relations in 2......

The world’s changing. Shouldn’t the aid industry?

Those of us who work in the field of international development should be focused on putting ourselves out of a job. We want to be so successful in helping countries tackle poverty that our jobs become unnecessary. So, as countries lift themselves out of poverty, what will happen to the so-called “aid industry?” Click the&......
Nigerian Pres. Goodluck Jonathan fires corrupt oil executives

Nigerian Pres. Goodluck Jonathan fires corrupt oil executives

Nigerians protesting corruption in the oil industry. Photo credit: The New Age Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has made some bold choices in recent weeks. He aims to push the various branches of the Nigerian government to make more effective and transparent decisions. Last week, President Jonathan fired several of the h......