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Guardian Interviews USAID Official About Public-Private Partnerships

The Guardian: Public Eye: USAID promotes inclusive business for development goal The newspaper interviews Ricardo Michel, director at the Center for Transformational Partnerships, U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID. Michel “is responsible for the overall strategic direction to best use local and global public-private partnerships for accelerated sustainable development…” (8/15).

More Remains To Be Done To Reach MDGs In Last 500 Days

Huffington Post: How Many Lives Can We Save In 500 Days? Ray Chambers, U.N. Special Envoy for Health Financing “…[W]ith only 500 days remaining, I find myself thinking about what can still be done to improve the chances of reaching [the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)]. Three things rise to the…

More Analysis Of MDGs Needed For SDG Agenda

Oxfam’s “From Policy To Power”: The Power of Numbers: Why the MDGs were flawed (and post2015 goals look set to go the same way) Duncan Green, strategic adviser for Oxfam GB, talks about “the ‘Power of Numbers’ project, coordinated by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr (The New School) and Alicia Ely Yamin (Harvard…

Indigenous People Should Be At ‘Center Of International Development Efforts’

The Guardian: Why are indigenous people left out of the sustainable development goals? Jonathan Glennie, research associate at the Overseas Development Institute in London and at the Centro De Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei) in Bogotá “…The slow erosion of indigenous people is one of the world’s greatest ongoing tragedies, and…

Cooperation Can Accelerate MDG Progress

Devex: Teamwork crucial to accelerate progress on MDGs Magdy Martínez-Solimán, U.N. Development Program’s deputy assistant administrator and director ad interim of the Bureau for Development Policy “…While we expect gains to be significant, it is clear that the unfinished work of the MDGs will continue to be a major part…

Post-2015 Agenda Must Address Gender Equality, Empowering Women

Devex: We can’t put off to tomorrow what needs to be done today John Hendra, deputy executive director for policy and program at U.N. Women, discusses progress toward MDG 3, what still remains to be achieved, and what should be addressed in the post-2015 development agenda (8/13).

First 1,000 Days Will Shape Child’s Nutrition, Education, Future

Huffington Post: 1,000 Days Ed Gragert, director of the Global Campaign for Education-US “…The Global Campaign for Education-US (GCE-US) is committed to ensuring that all young people worldwide have access to a quality education. But, unless a young person enters school healthy and ready to learn, with both a preschool…

MDGs, Post-2015 Discussions Need More Attention

Devex: MDGs: The U.N.’s best-kept secret Diana Ohlbaum, senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Project on Prosperity and Development, co-chair of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network’s Accountability Working Group, and a principal of Turner4D “… The United Nations is now engaged in discussions with governments and…

Breastfeeding Must Have Place In Post-2015 Development Agenda

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: World Breastfeeding Week: Looking Beyond 2015 Ellen Piwoz, senior program officer in the nutrition division of the Global Development Program at the Foundation, discusses breastfeeding and its importance within the post-2015 development agenda (8/6).