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Cooperation, Partnership Essential To Achieving Post-2015 Goals

José Cuesta, a development economist with the World Bank, writes in the agency’s blog about the post-2015 development goals. “The World Bank Group has explicitly stated that our new goals of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity cannot be achieved without institutions, structures, and processes that empower local communities,…

Consider Unintended Consequences Of Development Aid

Devex: The ‘butterfly effect’ in international development Simone di Vicenz, program impact adviser for resilience at Christian Aid and program manager and monitoring and evaluation coordinator at the Living Earth Foundation “It is said that a butterfly flapping its wings can cause a hurricane on the other side of the…

Kenya Can Lead On African Gender Equality

The Guardian: Does Kenya have the courage to lead on women’s rights in Africa? Faiza Jama Mohamed, Nairobi director of Equality Now, which acts as the secretariat of the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights “…If it chooses, Kenya can take a lead in Africa on gender equality, but it needs…

GPEDC Meetings Outline Need For More Effective Development Cooperation

News outlets report on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) meeting, which took place in Mexico City this week. Devex: Civil society concerns as global partnerships meeting ends in Mexico “Masked civil society representatives took the stage briefly on Wednesday at the closing plenary of the Global Partnership…

Blog Discusses Future Of Development Assistance For Global Health

Writing in the Health Affairs Blog, Jennifer Kates, vice president and director of Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, discusses findings from a new analysis by Dielemen et al. on global health funding. Kates notes the analysis raises “important questions about the future for policymakers, particularly those in…

GPEDC Meeting Opens In Mexico City With Calls For Renewed Partnership

News outlets discuss the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) meeting taking place this week in Mexico City. Devex: GPEDC high-level meeting opens in Mexico City “Over 1,500 heads of state, government officials and leaders from international development organizations, businesses, civil society and foundations gathered on Tuesday in Mexico…

IRIN Analysis Examines Prospects Of Eliminating Extreme Poverty By 2030

IRIN: Analysis: Can the world really end poverty by 2030? “The slogan ‘make poverty history’ has been used by development pundits and pop star philanthropists for years. Now, in a bid to turn words into deeds, it is being discussed as a universal global target to be met within a…

Multi-Sector Partnerships Essential To Address Nutrition, Hunger In Development Goals

Huffington Post: Partnerships Are Essential to Addressing Nutrition and Post-2015 Development Goals Marc Van Ameringen, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition “…[P]artnerships are essential in mobilizing support and investment to address malnutrition globally, and it is critical that the new sustainable development goals reflect this priority. ……

E.U. Must Stand Firm Against Initiative That Could Threaten Sexual, Reproductive Health

EurActiv: The E.U. must stand firm against ‘One of Us’ Sirpa Pietikäinen, member of the European Parliament (MEP) in the European People’s Party “A European Citizens Initiative (ECI) by a group called ‘One of Us’ could severely impact E.U. development funding for maternal health if it is successful. … This…

Promoting Gender Equity Will Break Down Barriers To Contraceptive Use

Huffington Post: Re-Examining the Global Barriers to Reproductive Freedom Robert Walker, president of the Population Institute “…[I]t will take more than expanded access to contraceptive services to ensure that all women are capable of spacing or limiting their pregnancies. So long as a woman’s reproductive freedom is constrained by her…