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The Guardian Profiles World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

The Guardian: How the World Bank’s biggest critic became its president “…During his four years at the bank’s monumental headquarters on H Street in Washington, [World Bank President Jim Yong Kim] has reorganized the 15,000-strong workforce to reflect a shift from managing country portfolios to tackling regional and global crises.…

Nations Begin To Assess Capacity, Create Plans For Monitoring SDG Progress

Devex: What country governments need to better measure the SDGs “Measuring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals is a daunting task for all countries, with 230 distinct indicators to quantify. The specific challenges for low- and middle-income countries are starting to become clear as states assess their capacity, determine their…

Collaboration Among Public, Private, Non-Profit Partners Vital To Achieving SDGs

Inter Press Service: Kenya’s Health Sector Challenges Present the Ideal Setting for Creating Shared Value Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA representative to Kenya, and Amit Thakker, chair of the Kenya Healthcare Federation “…There has never been a better time for partnerships that harness the power of business to drive prosperity by tackling…

Global Community Must Use Holistic, Integrated Approach To Achieve SDGs

The Guardian: Child marriage shows it takes a village to achieve a goal Heather Saunders, policy and advocacy adviser at Plan International U.K. “…[O]ur experience shows us that it’s not helpful to cherrypick certain issues, to separate human development from the environment, or good governance. Each goal and target in…

Improving Supply Chains Critical To Achieving Universal Health Coverage

Devex: Reaching the last mile: The future of medicine access for everyone Edward Wilson, director of John Snow, Inc.’s Center for Health Logistics “…Universal health coverage requires universal access to medicines, vaccines, and other health commodities. … But there’s still a long way to go, especially in reaching every person,…

Gender Equality, Women’s Rights Critical To Sustainable Development

Inter Press Service: Sustainable Development in Africa Will Not Be Achieved Without Women’s Full Participation Gina Din, founder and CEO of the Gina Din group “…[T]he pursuit of gender equality is not just an abstract ideal, but a prerequisite for human progress. … There is need to give women power…

Strengthening Tobacco Control Efforts, Raising Tobacco Taxes Could Advance Progress On SDGs, Decrease Global NCD Burden

Huffington Post: A Development Challenge The World Can Overcome Laurent Huber, executive director at Action on Smoking & Health (ASH USA) “…Comprehensive tobacco control programs and increases in tobacco taxes will help countries around the world achieve [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)] 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all…

Advocates Discuss Lack Of Hard Timeline In Clinton’s HIV/AIDS Plan; Development Experts Discuss Potential U.S. Aid Agenda Under Possible Clinton Presidency

The Advocate: Here’s What Was Missing From Hillary’s HIV Plan “Hillary Clinton has an updated plan to end the AIDS epidemic both nationally and internationally. The plan, released Monday, included many applause-worthy commitments to achieve this end, which will go into motion if Clinton becomes president. … Yet Clinton’s plan…

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