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DfID Encourages Public-Private Partnerships On Post-2015 Development Goals

Devex: DfID to NGOs: Engage business on SDGs “Nonprofits need to engage more with the private sector in developing countries to raise awareness over the future sustainable development goals, according to the British aid agency’s focal point on the post-2015 agenda. The U.K. Department for International Development wants both NGOs…

Devex Features Several Opinion Pieces As Part Of #HealthyMeans Series

Devex: The power of ‘we': Partnering for a healthier world Yvonne Chaka Chaka, global goodwill ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria Devex: Toward a global partnership for an AIDS-free generation Catherine Connor, director for public policy and advocacy at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Devex: The best of both…

Economist Urges Rethink Of U.N. Development Goals In Deutsche Welle Interview

Deutsche Welle: U.N. development goals: Less is more “Economist Abhijit Banerjee says development aid requires a thoroughgoing rethink. He tells DW he is convinced that there is no panacea for poverty reduction — and that the U.N.’s development goals lack focus…” (Uhlig/Opielka, 11/13).

Cost-Effective Post-2015 Development Targets ‘Can Make A World Of Difference’

Devex: Smarter targets for the U.N.: The best thing any of us can do Bjørn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…[M]y think tank, the Copenhagen Consensus, has engaged in a project to determine which [post-2015 development] targets will do the most good per dollar spent. … Imagine taking…

East African Community States Behind In Reaching MDGs 4, 5, Forum Chair Says

Xinhua News: East Africa lagging in MDGs 4 and 5: regional assembly “The East African Parliament on Thursday said that the East African Community (EAC) partner states are lagging behind in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Four and Five on child and maternal health. The East African Inter-Parliamentary Forum…

Water Essential Element To Global Peace, Development Agenda, U.N. Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Water central to global peace, development, U.N. deputy chief tells London summit “The most basic of all human rights — water — is also a central element in global affairs and the development agenda with wide implications on international peace and security, the deputy secretary-general [Jan Eliasson]…

Revitalized Global Partnership Can Ensure That Women Live Violence-Free

Inter Press Service: Ending Violence Against Women — A Global Responsibility Lakshmi Puri, assistant secretary general of the United Nations and deputy executive director of U.N. Women “Addressing violence against women, in all of its forms, is a global imperative and should be one of the international community’s top priorities,…