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SDGs Must Have Explicit Indicator To Track, Achieve Global Hygiene Target

Huffington Post: Hygiene: The Cinderella of the SDG ball Layla McCay, secretariat director at the Global Public Private Partnership for Handwashing “…Statisticians at the U.N. have recently proposed dropping hygiene from the list of [Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)] indicators that will be tracked globally, in a bid to reduce the…

Private Sector ‘Central’ To Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Huffington Post: Business Needs Sustainable Development Goals, Too Arancha González, executive director of the International Trade Centre “…Small and medium-sized enterprises will be central to achieving the inclusive economic growth promised by the post-2015 development agenda. … The development financing challenge has been described as the need to go from…

Blog Post Examines ‘Good And Bad News’ Of FFD3 Discussions

Center for Global Development’s “Global Development: Views from the Center”: The Rainmakers in Addis Owen Barder, senior fellow and director of CGD Europe, highlights the “good and bad news” from the Third International Financing for Development conference (FFD3). “…The good news was put succinctly by an African Finance Minister: at…

Divide Over U.N. Tax Agency Threatens To Derail Talks On Development Financing At FFD3

News outlets report on negotiations taking place this week at the Third International Financing for Development conference (FFD3) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Agence France-Presse: Rich-poor tax dispute overshadows key U.N. development summit “As the world grapples to find the cash to end poverty and battle climate change, African leaders at…

Official ODA Must Complement Local Development Delivery Models

Huffington Post: Can We Finance Sustainable Development? Chris W. Williams, executive director of Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council “…Increasingly, innovative citizens are creatively devising south-south, country-to-country delivery models for development. … Donor funds can now form a much smaller portion of the resources required to solve the development challenges…

Ban Calls For ‘Flexibility, Compromise,’ Ethiopian PM Urges Innovation On Development Funding At FFD3

News outlets report on the opening of the Third International Financing for Development conference (FFD3) taking place this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Agence France-Presse: U.N. chief urges ‘flexibility, compromise’ at development summit “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for ‘flexibility and compromise’ at a development financing summit that…

Global Community Must Prioritize LDCs In Development Agenda

Inter Press Service: Opinion: FFD Must Deliver for Least Developed Countries Gyan Chandra Acharya, under secretary general and high representative for the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries, and small island developing states at the U.N. “…Despite the aspirations of the post-2015 development agenda, it must be recognized that the…