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Devex Examines USAID’s ‘Extreme Poverty Agenda’

“USAID is working to align its programs with President Barack Obama’s call to help eliminate extreme poverty by 2030. But some agency staff and partners are losing their patience over the administration’s ever-expanding list of development and health initiatives and the metrics that accompany them,” Devex reports. The news service…

Gender Equality Essential For Reaching Health-Related MDGs

“In over 15 years of working in the field of global health, I have time and time again witnessed first-hand what research tells us: gender inequity and women’s low social status have a significant impact on women’s and children’s health, as well as the overall demand for maternal, newborn and…

Examining World Bank President’s Vision For Health, Development

Writing in the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ (CSIS) “Smart Global Health” blog, Todd Summers, a senior adviser with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center examines World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s evolving position on health, poverty alleviation and development, highlighting Kim’s “emphasis on accountability for results, and using…

UNAIDS, The Lancet Form Commission To Explore Post-2015 AIDS, Global Health Agenda

UNAIDS and The Lancet “have convened a new commission of political and health leaders to explore the post-2015 agenda of AIDS and global health,” a UNAIDS press release reports, noting, “The UNAIDS and Lancet Commission: From AIDS to Sustainable Health will be co-chaired by Malawi President Joyce Banda, African Union…

CSIS Report Examines Relationship Between MDGs, U.S. Development Aid Policies

A new report (.pdf) from the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), titled “Do U.N. Global Development Goals Matter to the United States?” and written by CSIS Global Health Policy Center Fellow Nellie Bristol, examines how “[t]he goals sometimes played a behind-the-scenes role in U.S. funding decisions, but U.S.…

Malnutrition Eradication Rightly At Top Of Development Agenda

“The world community has decided, at last, to get serious about nutrition. That is the big message coming from national leaders and nutrition experts who will participate in the ‘Nutrition for Growth’ meeting convened by the U.K. and Brazilian governments to be hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron in London…