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MCC CEO Speaks To Devex About Integrating Gender Equality Into Programs

Devex: How to mainstream gender in foreign aid: Lessons from MCC “When the Millennium Challenge Corp. looks at constraints to economic growth within a partner country, one of the most important considerations is whether women and men have access to the same tools for building their economies. MCC’s CEO Daniel…

Melinda Gates Says India Moving Toward Poverty Eradication, Universal Health Access

LiveMint: Melinda Gates: Poverty eradication, health care for all closer than ever for India “Philanthropist Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and one of the most influential women in the world, maintains that India is closer than ever to the goal of eradicating poverty and improving…

Experts Urge Laos To Increase Efforts To Address HIV/AIDS

IRIN: More work on HIV in Laos needed “Health officials say more work is needed to fight HIV/AIDS in Laos, which has an over-reliance on foreign donors and lack of government support, as well as limited treatment coverage and a widespread gap of awareness and testing…” (3/12).

Parliamentarians Work To Have Voices Heard At U.N.

Inter Press Service: Legislators Seek Rightful Place at U.N. Talkfests “When the United Nations hosts one of its mega conferences — whether on population, human rights, food security or sustainable development — there is always a demand for full and active participation of often-marginalized groups, including women, civil society, indigenous…

Blog Examines New Report On Poverty

In Humanosphere, development blogger Tom Murphy discusses findings from a new report (.pdf) released by the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network. In the report, “the authors recommend that the world invest in three things: social assistance, education, and economic growth that reaches the world’s poorest. Not doing so would represent a major…

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:…