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Devex Publishes Opinion Pieces As Part Of ‘She Builds’ Campaign

Devex publishes two opinion pieces as part of its “She Builds” campaign. Devex: Much has been done, but far from enough Jan Mattsson, executive director of UNOPS “Sustainable development and gender equality are two sides of the same coin. The international community cannot reach its 2015 Millennium Development Goals, nor…

World Bank Plans To Boost Funding In Developing Countries, Appoint Senior Directors

News outlets report on the World Bank’s announcement on funding plans and director appointments as its spring meetings approach. New York Times: World Bank to Lift Lending to Developing Countries “The World Bank announced on Tuesday that it was nearly doubling its potential lending to so-called middle-income countries like China,…

Consider Unintended Consequences Of Development Aid

Devex: The ‘butterfly effect’ in international development Simone di Vicenz, program impact adviser for resilience at Christian Aid and program manager and monitoring and evaluation coordinator at the Living Earth Foundation “It is said that a butterfly flapping its wings can cause a hurricane on the other side of the…

Cooperation, Partnership Essential To Achieving Post-2015 Goals

José Cuesta, a development economist with the World Bank, writes in the agency’s blog about the post-2015 development goals. “The World Bank Group has explicitly stated that our new goals of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity cannot be achieved without institutions, structures, and processes that empower local communities,…

Former USAID Chief Discusses Agency’s Global Development Lab

Devex: Brian Atwood to USAID: More ‘development diplomacy’ needed “A former U.S. aid chief applauded the ideas behind the new Global Development Lab, but also has some advice for the current Administrator Rajiv Shah. Brian Atwood’s challenge to Shah and the team running the lab is to look beyond the…

Car Wash Started By Ethiopian Youth Provides HIV/AIDS Education

Huffington Post: Cleaning up Ethiopia — One Car at a Time Anne Goddard, president and CEO of ChildFund International “…Ethiopia is on track toward meeting all eight MDGs, from eradicating extreme hunger and poverty to improving maternal health to reducing child mortality. … In Gulele, a sub-city of the capital,…

CGD Blog Post Examines Ownership In Post-2015 Development Agenda

Writing in the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Global Development: Views From The Center” blog, Charles Kenny, senior fellow at CGD, examines the Sustainable Development Goals Working Group’s ongoing discussion surrounding the post-2015 development agenda. “…We want global ownership of goals and country ownership of financing — especially around aid.…

Investing In WASH Will Lead To Improved Maternal, Child Health

The Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat” blog discusses links between maternal health and WASH, referencing a meta-analysis that concludes “women living in poor sanitation environments are three times as likely to die from maternal health-related issues compared to women who do not, while women living under poor…

Devex Interviews UNFPA Director On Development Challenges, Gender Equality

Devex: UNFPA chief: What is gender parity, when you can’t exercise your rights? “How can parliamentarians push population issues more prominently in the international development agenda?” Devex interviews U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin about the challenges of development cooperation and including gender equality in the post-2015 framework…

U.N. Calls For Accountability Mechanism To Assess Post-2015 Development Goals

U.N. News Centre: Accountability key to ensuring development progress beyond 2015 — U.N. officials “As Member States continue work on a new post-2015 development agenda, United Nations officials today stressed the need for a robust yet flexible accountability framework to assess progress and achieve results, as well as ensure that…