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Private Sector, Civil Society Can Play Central Role In Ending Extreme Poverty

“We are closer than ever before to ending global poverty,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim writes in a Foreign Policy opinion piece, adding, “As a result, the World Bank Group has adopted two new goals: end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity by maximizing income growth for…

U.N. Envoy Chambers Announces First Recipient Of ‘Global Health Heroes’ Award

Announcing the first recipient of the “Global Health Heroes” award, Ray Chambers, U.N. special envoy for health financing, writes in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog, “As the big players in global health work to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals, it’s important to remember that every one of us has…

Examining Debate Surrounding Jeffrey Sachs’s Millennium Villages Project

In an analysis piece in Foreign Policy’s “Failed States” annual special report in conjunction with the Fund for Peace, journalist Paul Starobin examines the debate surrounding American economist Jeffrey Sachs’s Millennium Villages Project (MVP), “a series of model villages across Africa that would demonstrate the efficacy of targeted measures to…

Saving Mothers, Giving Life Recognizes First Anniversary

“This month marks the first anniversary of Saving Mothers, Giving Life, a partnership intended to aggressively reduce the number of women in the developing world who die during pregnancy and childbirth,” Celina Schocken, director of Saving Mothers, Giving Life, notes in the ONE blog. She outlines some of the program’s success…

Place Women At Center Of Global Development Agenda

“It’s time for women to move from the sidelines to the center” of the global development agenda, and “we must build on the achievements of the [Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)] while avoiding their shortcomings,” Lakshmi Puri, U.N. assistant-secretary general and acting head of U.N. Women, writes in the Huffington Post’s…

Opinion Pieces Address Malnutrition Ahead Of G8 Summit

The following is a summary of opinion pieces addressing the issue of malnutrition ahead of the G8 summit taking place in London next week. David Nabarro, Inter Press Service: “In recent years many leaders have made commitments to tackle food insecurity and malnutrition. The intensity of focus and action has…

SciDev.Net Interviews Economist Sachs On Post-2015 Development Agenda

“With less than 1,000 days until the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire,” SciDev.Net interviews economist Jeffrey Sachs, special adviser to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and director of the Earth Institute, about the post-2015 development agenda. According to the interview transcript, Sachs “tells SciDev.Net what the road to 2015 will…