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U.S. Aid Transparency Review Examines American Development Assistance

Publish What You Fund: Despite progress, U.S. continues to fail aid transparency commitments “Lack of aid transparency by main U.S. government agencies is hindering development outcomes in some of the poorest countries in the world, says Publish What You Fund’s [2015 U.S. Aid Transparency Review]. … It finds that USAID…

POLITICO Examines Leaked Draft Copy Of TPP’s Intellectual Property Chapter, Pharmaceutical Implications

POLITICO: Leaked: What’s in Obama’s trade deal “A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give U.S. pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in U.S. law. POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPP’s intellectual property chapter as it…

USAID Innovation Specialist Discusses Data Flow, Technology In Ebola Response

USAID’s “Impact”: Q&A: How technology is transforming Ebola response efforts Clara Wagner, a former intern for USAID’s Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs, interviews “Eric King, an innovation specialist with the Digital Development Team in the Global Development Lab, [who] worked on USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) in Liberia…

New York Times Examines U.S. Chamber Of Commerce’s Global Tobacco Lobbying Efforts

New York Times: U.S. Chamber Works Globally to Fight Antismoking Measures “…From Ukraine to Uruguay, Moldova to the Philippines, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its foreign affiliates have become the hammer for the tobacco industry, engaging in a worldwide effort to fight antismoking laws of all kinds, according to…

Post-Earthquake Tent City In Nepal Highlighted As Example Of Public-Private Partnership Success

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: Setting an Example, Emblematic of Recovery Possible in Nepal Beth Dunford, USAID/Nepal’s Mission Director, profiles Camp Hope, a tent city in Jorpati, Kathmandu serving hundreds of households that USAID is helping to support. She writes, “Camp Hope demonstrates the positive outcomes that are possible when private…

In Reversal, Pakistan To Allow Save The Children To Continue Operations

New York Times: Reversing Course, Pakistan Says Save the Children Can Stay “Under pressure from Western allies, the government of Pakistan on Monday reversed its decision to expel Save the Children from the country, indicating that the aid agency could continue its operations albeit on a smaller scale and with…