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Eradicating Hunger, Extreme Poverty Requires Collective Action

Inter Press Service: Opinion: Hungry for Change, Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for All Paloma Durán, director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F) at the U.N. Development Programme “…To eradicate hunger and extreme poverty will require an additional 267 billion dollars annually over the next 15 years. … Going…

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Global Population To Hit 8.5B By 2030, With India To Surpass China As Most Populous Nation By 2022, U.N. Estimates Show

News outlets report on the U.N.’s 2015 Revision of World Population Prospects, published Wednesday. The Guardian: Global population set to hit 9.7 billion people by 2050 despite fall in fertility “Despite a continuing slowdown in the rate of population growth, it is ‘almost inevitable’ that the number of people on…

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Devex Highlights 5 Suggestions To Ensure SDGs Get Implemented

Devex: 5 things needed to turn the SDGs into reality Elizabeth Stuart, team leader for Sustainable Development Goals at the Overseas Development Institute “…The clock to SDG attainment will start ticking Jan. 1, 2016. Here are five things that will be important to ensure the much-debated goals and targets –…

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MCC Platform Encourages Private Investment For Development Finance

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: The Evolution of Development Finance: Making Aid Dollars Count Dana J. Hyde, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, discusses “the MCC’s new Public-Private Partnership (P3) Platform … to support public-private partnerships in our partner countries.” She states, “…Everything about MCC’s model and approach — from…

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Deworming Data Re-Analysis Raises Questions About Effectiveness Of Simple Solutions To International Development Issues

Vox: This academic debate about worms has an important lesson for the future of global poverty “This past week, the international development and global health community has been torn apart by a debate about parasitic worms that has grown so fierce it’s been dubbed the ‘worm wars.’ … [T]he reason…

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Government Action Key To Sustaining Nutrition Promotion Efforts In Africa

Huffington Post: Good news: African Governments are Seriously Stepping Up Their Fight Against Malnutrition Marc Van Ameringen, executive director of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) “…At the recent Financing for Development conference held in Addis Ababa on 14-16 July, the government of Ethiopia took the opportunity to reiterate its…

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U.S., Partners Help African Countries Drive Own Development

USAID’s “Impact”: Equipping Africa to Support Its Own Development Alex Thier, assistant to the administrator at USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, discusses how “the U.S. and [its] partners [are] working to put African countries in the driver’s seat on their respective development paths” so that African nations can…

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Public-Private Partnerships Critical To Achieving SDGs

Devex: The realities of achieving effective SDG partnerships Matthew Pace, journalist “Seventy years ago the United Nations was born. Today the organization’s leaders aren’t just looking back, they’re looking forward, and as they do, they are charting a new path for global development. They see more and more partnerships ahead.…

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Cost-Benefit Analysis Shows Efforts To Reduce NCD Deaths Deserve ‘Very Serious Consideration’

Huffington Post: Tackling Non-Communicable Diseases to Avoid Premature Deaths Bjørn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…For the first time, more people in the developing world are now dying from strokes and heart attacks than infectious diseases. … Because the NCDs generally have received less attention, the solutions are…

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Development Targets That Show Promise Of Most Impact Should Be Prioritized In Post-2015 Agenda

Project Syndicate: The Best Ways to Fight Extreme Poverty Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…The Copenhagen Consensus Center, of which I am director, recently asked 60 teams of economists to evaluate the benefits and costs of [the…

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