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Poverty Index Tool Could Be Used To Evaluate SDG Progress, Researcher Says

SciDev.Net: Existing poverty index ‘ideal for assessing the SDGs’ “The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, which is a tool for measuring acute poverty, … gathers information on education, health, and living standards for 5.4 billion people from 110 developing countries and uses it to assess the scale and distribution of poverty.…

Collaboration, Integrated Approach Important To Reach Development Goals

Devex: A road map to transforming lives Mark Viso, president and CEO of Pact “…Despite our best intentions and years of good work, the current model of development continues to prove unsatisfying to many of us. Many efforts continue to be pursued in silos. There is a lack of mutual…

West Africa Must Adopt Sustainable Sanitation Models To Overcome WASH Challenges, Expert Says

Xinhua News/GlobalPost: Interview: Expert urges self-sustaining sanitation models for West Africa “For West African countries to overcome their sanitation challenges, they need to adopt self-sustaining sanitation models, an expert has recommended. In a recent interview with Xinhua, Lakhdar Boukerrou, regional director for the West Africa Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WA-WASH),…

Data Gaps Hinder Governments From Measuring Poverty Accurately, Report Suggests

The Guardian: Number of people in extreme poverty could be greatly underestimated — report “Hundreds of millions more people could be living in extreme poverty than official estimates suggest, according to a study about how global development is being hindered by a lack of data about the world’s poorest people.…

China Can Provide Important Lessons, Serve As Partner To Africa On UHC

Devex: China and UHC in Africa Cheng Feng, chair of the China Alliance for South-South Health Cooperation Research and professor at Tsinghua University Research Center for Public Health “…The success that China is beginning to have in expanding health coverage at home is particularly fertile learning territory for Africa, given…

Continued Investment Necessary To Control, Eliminate Malaria, U.N. Officials Say Ahead Of World Malaria Day

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World Malaria Day, U.N. officials urge continued investment in fight against the disease “Although more investment and stronger coordination have helped the international community make significant inroads in the global fight against malaria, continued investment for malaria control and elimination targets remains essential for a…

Scientific Community Must Participate In U.N.’s SDG Process

Nature: Policy: Five priorities for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Yonglong Lu, professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciencesk, and colleagues “This week, the United Nations is deliberating in New York how to implement the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that it will launch formally in September. Science must be…