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Investing In Malaria Eradication Critical To Eliminating Poverty, Ending Preventable Child Deaths

Project Syndicate: Finishing Off Malaria Shamas-ur-Rehman Toor, senior program management specialist at the Islamic Development Bank Group’s Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development “…[T]he Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF) — a grant facility launched by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — has joined Senegal’s…

SDG Index Ranks Countries’ Progress Toward Reaching Goals

World Economic Forum: Which countries are achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals fastest? Andrea Willige, formative content writer with the WEF, examines a prototype index created by non-profit organization Bertelsmann Stiftung and the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network to measure countries’ performance toward meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. “The SDG…

‘Engaging Wide Range Of Partners’ Critical To Implementing Successful Maternal, Child Health Initiatives, Scaling Up Health Care Delivery In Kenya

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is key to achieving the SDGs Mette Knudsen, Denmark’s ambassador to Kenya, and Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations resident coordinator to Kenya “…[To] maintain [the momentum of progress toward a decline of the maternal mortality and childhood death ratios in Kenya, the…

CGD Blog Post Discusses Reductions In Global Poverty

Center for Global Development’s “Views from the Center”: Really, Global Poverty *Is* Falling. Honest. Charles Kenny, senior fellow at CGD, discusses a Humanosphere piece by Martin Kirk and Jason Hickel that was written in response to the annual Gates letter and addresses the status of global poverty. Kenny discusses global poverty…

Gains In Development Indicators Improved Significantly Since 1990 But Progress Uneven, U.N. Report Shows

U.N. News Centre: Despite progress, world’s most marginalized still left behind — U.N. development report “A flagship United Nations report launched [Tuesday] finds that although the average human development improved significantly since 1990, progress is uneven, with systemic discrimination against women, indigenous peoples, and ethnic minorities. The latest Human Development…

Trump Administration’s Proposed U.N. Funding Cuts Threaten Responses To Acute Humanitarian Crises, Long-Term Development Goals, Experts Say

Associated Press: Trump foreign aid cuts counter global development goals: E.U. “President Donald Trump’s proposed deep cuts to humanitarian aid go against the global development goals the United States committed to in 2015, the European Union’s international development chief warned Friday…” (Meseret, 3/17). Los Angeles Times: With 20 million people…

U.S. President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint Facing Opposition Over Proposed Cuts To Diplomacy, Foreign Assistance Under State Department, USAID

Agence France-Presse: Trump hits State Department in ‘hard power’ budget blueprint “President Donald Trump proposed drastic cuts in spending on the arts, science, foreign aid and environmental protection Thursday, in a military-dominated budget blueprint that has already met fierce Congressional opposition…” (Beatty, 3/16). Devex: Digging deep: How Trump’s budget affects…

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