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Gender Must Be Integrated Into Post-2015 Development Goals

Devex: Gender and poverty interventions: 5 ways to get it right in 2015 Sylvia Chant, professor of development geography at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Gwendolyn Beetham, senior program coordinator at Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University “…For gender advocates, one of the main critiques of…

MNCH Issues Highlighted During Week Of U.N. General Assembly

Maternal Health Task Force: UNGA week shows maternal and newborn health are central to development challenge Amy Boldosser-Boesch, interim president of global advocacy at Family Care International, discusses the prominence of maternal, newborn, and child health issues during the week of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in September. She writes,…

Post-2015 Nutrition Target Should Be More Ambitious

The Guardian: Getting a nutrition goal is great, but we need a more ambitious target Glen Tarman, international advocacy director for Action Against Hunger “Nutrition did not feature strongly enough in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Persistently high levels of hunger and undernutrition in many countries mean that these issues…

U.N. Marks International Day For Eradication Of Poverty

U.N. News Centre: On international Day, Ban declares eradication of poverty a ‘most fundamental obligation’ “Amid pronounced increases in global inequality, the United Nations marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty [on Friday] with calls to accelerate efforts in eliminating poverty in all its forms…” (10/17).

Devex Conducts Thought Leader Survey On Future Of Global Development

Devex: The future of #GlobalDev “What’s global development going to look like a decade from now? That was the question Devex asked Executive Members in a survey about the future of the industry. Following the publication of the survey results, Devex Impact reporter Adva Saldinger posed the same question to…

Women Are Key Partners In Development

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Why Development Begins with Women Melinda Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the importance of involving women in development, writing, “Every day, all over the world, women and girls are proving that if we recognize them as…

World Bank Launches Public-Private Infrastructure Initiative

Reuters: World Bank launches public-private infrastructure plan “The World Bank on Thursday launched a new initiative that would bring together governments, development institutions, and private investors to form public-private partnerships for infrastructure. The initiative, known as the Global Infrastructure Facility, would structure projects to attract long-term investors such as pension…

Advocates Worry Focus On Maternal Health Risks Fading In Post-2015 Development Agenda

GlobalPost: Why maternal health and mortality matters “The world could be a lot less safe for mothers after 2015. As the deadline for the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, advocates for maternal health say the issue is in danger of fading in future models of sustainability…” (Mendoza, 10/9).

Ebola Outbreak Could Contribute To Increase In Maternal, Child Mortality

IRIN: Ebola effect reverses gains in maternal, child mortality “Maternal and infant deaths in Liberia and Sierra Leone are set to rise above their current alarming rates as fear of Ebola keeps pregnant women away from hospitals and makes already-scarce health workers reluctant to deliver babies…” (10/8).