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USAID Continues To Use Data-Driven Decision-Making To Achieve Development Goals

Devex: Data vs. mosquitoes Ann Mei Chang, chief innovation officer at USAID and executive director of the U.S. Global Development Lab “…We have a big opportunity in global development right now. Thanks in part to game-changing advances in information and communications technology, we have better data and tools to analyze…

Breastfeeding Essential To Newborn Health, Achieving SDGs

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Breastfeeding, the best start to life Toyin Saraki, founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Global Goodwill Ambassador of the International Midwives Confederation “…Breast milk is vital in strengthening the baby’s immune system and protecting it from invading germs, viruses, and infections … To increase the survival…

New Index, Database Aim To Help Track Country-Level Progress On SDGs

Devex: New forums, opportunities push inclusion of science, data in SDGs “Nearly a year after world leaders adopted the broad-reaching Sustainable Development Goals, leading scientists, innovators, and civil society actors are turning their attention to the first phase of how to achieve them. A key starting point is the question…

Reforming Health Workforce, Making Medicines Affordable Critical To Achieving Universal Health Coverage

Devex: Universal health coverage: Unique challenges, bold solutions Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO assistant director general for Health Systems and Innovation “…The [Universal Health Coverage (UHC)] target is the linchpin of the health-related [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]; the one target that, if achieved, will help to deliver all the others by providing…

Voluntary Family Planning Investments Key To Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

The Guardian: Family planning is a key development goal that needs greater investment John Bongaarts, vice president of the Population Council “Family planning is much more than a vital health and human rights intervention … Investments in voluntary family planning are also investments in sustainable development, and therefore should be…

World Bank Blog Post Reflects On Adoption, Impact Of SDGs

World Bank’s “Voices”: One year on, the SDGs provide reason for hope Paula Caballero, senior director of the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice at the World Bank, reflects on the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and highlights four key characteristics of the SDGs: they are universal; “embrace…

Investments In WASH Would Help Improve Child Nutrition, Lower Incidence Of Stunting

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Why a lack of toilets are stunting children’s heights and hopes Dan Jones, advocacy coordinator at WaterAid “…A new report released by WaterAid this week reveals that India has the greatest number of children in the world suffering from stunted growth … It’s no coincidence that India…

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