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Opportunity To Harmonize Global Health Frameworks Lies In Post-2015 Development Agenda

“…Translating the continuum of care from theory into practice is an enormous challenge; however, recent consensus-building around the post-2015 global health agenda constitutes a tremendous opportunity to harmonize international frameworks, intervention packages and tools for measurement and evaluation,” Alison Chatfield and Annie Kearns, both project managers with the Women &…

U.N. Commission On Women Opens 2014 Session With Focus On Development

News outlets report from the 2014 U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women, which opened on Monday in New York. This year, the conference will focus on development. Agence France-Presse: Ban calls for progress as U.N. commission on women opens “U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said there is still much progress…

Devex, Partners Launch ‘She Builds’ Campaign To Highlight Women, Development

Devex: Devex and partners launch campaign to celebrate women and development “…[O]n March 8 — International Women’s Day — Devex is launching ‘She Builds,’ a campaign to drive the conversation about women and development forward and provide a dedicated platform for leading organizations to pose big questions, offer new solutions…

Lancet Publishes ‘Manifesto For Planetary Health’

The Lancet has published a manifesto for planetary health, stating, “This manifesto for transforming public health calls for a social movement to support collective public health action at all levels of society — personal, community, national, regional, global, and planetary. Our aim is to respond to the threats we face:…

Sweden, U.S. Partner On Development Assistance

Huffington Post: Sweden and America Link Arms on Development Assistance Mark Brzezinski, U.S. ambassador to Sweden, and Bjorn Lyrvall, Swedish ambassador to the U.S. “… As we move forward together, U.S. and Swedish development experts will continue to seek innovative partnerships, solicit inventive ideas and solutions, and encourage involvement of…

Economic Empowerment Critical To Poverty Reduction, Report Says

The Guardian: Generate decent jobs ‘or a billion people will remain in extreme poverty’ “Up to a billion people will remain in extreme poverty by 2030 unless countries focus on inequalities and confront social, economic, and cultural forces that block their escape or pull them back into impoverishment, a major…

U.N. Urges Women, Youth, Civil Society Be Included In Post-2015 Development Agenda

U.N. News Centre: U.N. Assembly spotlights key role of women, youth, civil society in development agenda “Equality, inclusiveness and participation must guide the framing of the world agenda for sustainable development, the president of the General Assembly said today, urging member states to ensure that women, young people and civil…

CGD Blog Post Asks If Electrify Africa Is Next Big Bipartisan Development Issue

In the Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy” blog, CGD Senior Fellow Ben Leo examines the potential impact of the Electrify Africa Act recently passed by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He asserts that the bill does three things: “calls for a USG-wide strategy,” “strengthens OPIC,” and “adds…

Progress On WASH Critical To Post-2015 Development

Devex: Turning the post-2015 trickle into a flood Girish Menon, director of international operations for WaterAid U.K. “…The debate around what will follow the MDGs has been long and complex. There are many issues on the table. But putting safe WASH front and center is not negotiable. Sanitation and hygiene…