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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…

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.…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…

Kenya Can Lead On African Gender Equality

The Guardian: Does Kenya have the courage to lead on women’s rights in Africa? Faiza Jama Mohamed, Nairobi director of Equality Now, which acts as the secretariat of the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights “…If it chooses, Kenya can take a lead in Africa on gender equality, but it needs…

GPEDC Meetings Outline Need For More Effective Development Cooperation

News outlets report on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) meeting, which took place in Mexico City this week. Devex: Civil society concerns as global partnerships meeting ends in Mexico “Masked civil society representatives took the stage briefly on Wednesday at the closing plenary of the Global Partnership…

Blog Discusses Future Of Development Assistance For Global Health

Writing in the Health Affairs Blog, Jennifer Kates, vice president and director of Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, discusses findings from a new analysis by Dielemen et al. on global health funding. Kates notes the analysis raises “important questions about the future for policymakers, particularly those in…

GPEDC Meeting Opens In Mexico City With Calls For Renewed Partnership

News outlets discuss the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) meeting taking place this week in Mexico City. Devex: GPEDC high-level meeting opens in Mexico City “Over 1,500 heads of state, government officials and leaders from international development organizations, businesses, civil society and foundations gathered on Tuesday in Mexico…