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Governments Must Make Financing Commitments To Promote Gender Equality Under SDGs

The Guardian: Development finance’s $83bn question: who will pay for gender equality? Chiara Capraro of Christian Aid and Kasia Staszewska of ActionAid U.K., both co-chairs of the U.K. Gender and Development Working Group on Economic Justice “…The Addis Ababa [Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD)] is of crucial…

Improved Food Storage, Transport Can Help Reduce Global Food Waste

The Guardian: Roads, railways and research can stop global food waste Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “One-quarter of all the food in the world is lost each year, owing to inefficient harvesting, inadequate storage, and wastage in…

UNITAID Chair Douste-Blazy Speaks About Organization’s Efforts To Fund Treatments, Diagnostics For HIV, Malaria, TB

Huffington Post: How Airline Tickets and Oil Barrels Can End Extreme Poverty Katherine Keating, contributing editor of The WorldPost and executive producer of the One on One Series “…UNITAID is a global health organization that utilizes innovative financing to increase funding for international development, more specifically; greater access to treatments…

USAID Deserves More Funding To Bolster Global Development Budget, Staffing

Foreign Policy: Why Is the United States Letting Its Best Foreign Aid Tool Fall Apart? Christopher Holshek, senior fellow at Alliance for Peacebuilding “…USAID’s own capacity is on the cusp of crisis: its staff is divided between veterans who are aging out and greenhorns, with too few in the middle.…

Congress Should Ensure Efficiency, Effectiveness Of U.S. Global Health Investments

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Healthy world: Congress must ensure that USAID works Editorial Board “…Reforms mandated by Congress — including a coordinated strategy and targeting of resources, as well as ongoing congressional oversight — are needed to ensure that USAID continues to work effectively to save impoverished children and mothers. … HR…

Opinion Pieces Examine Role Of Reliable Data In Development Progress

The Guardian: If we want to end poverty, we need to be able to measure it properly Sabina Alkire, director of OPHI and professor at George Washington University “…By pinpointing exactly how and where people are poor, national [multidimensional poverty indexes (MPIs)] enable governments to better target their resources and…

Vigilant Monitoring, Especially In Hospitals, Crucial To Stopping Spread Of MERS

New York Times: Coping With Outbreaks of MERS Editorial Board “…Officials at the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have expressed confidence that the disease is not yet a global emergency. But a series of medical errors in South Korea shows what can happen to…

Fathers Play Important Roles In Maternal, Child Health

Huffington Post: On Taking Time to Be a Father Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA executive director “…Today, I am a father of five grown children and grandfather of four grandchildren. I have witnessed first-hand the time and care that goes into giving children the best start in life. So this week, as…