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Tobacco Taxation Can Help Finance Development, Health Initiatives

World Bank’s “Voices”: Taxing tobacco and the new vision for financing development Patricio V. Marquez, lead health specialist who is heading the Global Tobacco Control Initiative at the World Bank Group, discusses tobacco taxes as an innovative approach to funding development, writing, “The time has arrived to make tobacco taxation…

Publish What You Fund CEO Speaks About 2016 Aid Transparency Index In CGD Podcast

Center for Global Development’s “CGD Podcast”: A Quarter of Aid Is Transparent — What About the Rest? Podcast with Rupert Simons of Publish What You Fund In this podcast, Rajesh Mirchandani, vice president of communications and policy outreach at CGD, speaks with Rupert Simons, CEO of Publish What You Fund,…

New Report Discusses State Of Global Health Financing In 2015

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global health spending is up but at slower pace than during ‘golden age’ of development assistance Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses an event last week hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies on…

Cash Transfers Should Be Considered As Cost-Effective Solution To Achieving SDGs

Project Syndicate: Unsustainable Development Goals? Ngaire Woods, dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and director of the Global Economic Governance Program at the University of Oxford “…To maximize the chances of success [in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] … every dollar channeled toward development [must be] used as…

World Bank Panel Explores Ways To Advance Development Financing

World Bank’s “Voices”: Bill Gates talks about ‘game-changers’ in financing development Donna Barne, corporate writer at the World Bank, reports on a high-level panel discussion at a World Bank meeting on financing development held last week, writing, “The conversation … ranged from how to make development less risky so the…

Reliable Census Data Critical To Achieve SDGs, U.N. SG Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: Data ‘essential’ to 2030 Agenda, U.N. Commission on Population and Development told “Addressing the opening of the 2016 session of the Commission on Population and Development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Monday] underscored the importance of that body’s role in advancing the new global development agenda. ……

Investments In Small Farmers Critical To Reach Many Development Goals

Huffington Post: Small Farmers Can Help Meet Sustainable Development and Climate Goals — But They Need Our Support Shenggen Fan, economist and director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute “…[S]mall farmers can help us achieve many of the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], but only if we bolster their…

‘More Holistic Conceptualization’ Needed To Address Global Malnutrition

Medical Journal of Australia: Rethinking malnutrition, and its solutions Alessandro Demaio, medical doctor and co-founder of NCDFREE “…[A] double burden of malnutrition describes a coexistence of both undernutrition, including wasting, growth stunting, and deficiencies in micronutrients (including iron, folate, and vitamin A), with overweight and obesity — and resulting nutrition-related…

More Development Effort Needed In Africa To Meet Needs, Build Resiliency, Achieve Food Security, U.N. Officials Say

U.N. News Centre: U.N. officials urge boost in development action to meet humanitarian challenges in Africa “Greater efforts in preparedness response, recovery, and development interventions are needed from humanitarian actors for African nations to meet the immediate needs of their citizens, become more resilient to shocks and crises, and ultimately…

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