Map of the Day: A new future for the World Bank

The World Bank’s influence is waning. Some point to the emerging Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as evidence of the body’s declining power, but it is the World Bank’s own projections that illustrate the change. Thirty-six countries will graduate from World Bank loans over the next four years (see the above gif). The World Bank maintains

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Aid to poor countries fell, shows report

By the amount spent, overall development assistance increased in 2014. But in real terms it fell by 0.5 percent and less of that money went to the world’s least-developed countries than the year prior, shows the data released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) this week. With development assistance making up more than two-thirds of

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U.S. Must Increase Capacity For Global Health R&D, Anticipate Global Disease Threats

Washington Post: Why aren’t we producing medications for looming global disease threats? Mel Spigelman, physician and president and chief executive of TB Alliance “…[A new Global Health Technologies Coalition] analysis reveals that over the past six years, [U.S.] taxpayer funding for global health research has been stagnant or declining. … Managing health threats through emergency…More


Access To Various Financial Tools Needed For Nations To Wisely Fund SDGs

Forbes: Financing The U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals Aron Betru, CEO of Financing for Development Corp (F4D), and Paige Robson, special projects and communications manager at F4D “…Unsurprisingly, the question of just how much capital will need to be raised to implement the SDGs (and, subsequently, how much of that need is currently unaccounted for) is…More

New Issue Of Global Health And Diplomacy Journal Focuses On Sustainable Development Issues

Center for Global Health Diplomacy: Global Health and Diplomacy The Summer 2015 issue of the Global Health and Diplomacy journal highlights the future of sustainable development, including articles on global health security, development financing, and women and children’s health, among other issues (Summer 2015).

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 importance to women. Decisions made…More

Panel Members Discuss Financing Global Health 2014 Report At CSIS Event

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global health assistance, in growing competition with other development areas, continues to decline Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on an event held this week at the Center for Strategic & International Studies discussing the recently released Financing Global Health 2014…More

UNITAID Chair Douste-Blazy Speaks About Organization’s Efforts To Fund Treatments,…

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 and diagnostics for HIV/AIDS, malaria,…More

NPR Interviews Lead Author Of IHME Global Health Financing Report

NPR: And The Total Spent On Health In Impoverished Countries Last Year… “It’s a lot of money. A big chunk of it comes from the U.S. And it’s not enough. Those are three things you’ll learn from the sixth annual report on how much money has been spent to improve health in developing countries.

More Funding Needed To Respond To Humanitarian Emergencies, U.N. Report Says

U.N. News Centre: Latest U.N. humanitarian report reveals surge in financing needs for relief efforts “Amid a widespread diffusion of conflicts and crises across the globe, an increasing amount of funding is now required to respond to the world’s growing humanitarian calamities, according to the latest report released [Tuesday] by the United Nations’ relief arm…”…More

Advocates Express Concern Over Lack Of Financial Commitments To Post-2015 Development Agenda

Humanosphere: Give more money to least-developed countries, say advocates Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses how some aid agencies and advocates are worried about a lack of financial commitment to the post-2015 sustainable development agenda and where financing should be directed (6/9).

Religious Leaders Call For Executive Order Allowing U.S. Funding For Abortions Among Women…

New York Times: Religious Leaders Urge U.S. to Fund Abortions for Rape Victims in Conflicts Abroad “…A coalition of religious and human rights leaders on Thursday … [demanded] that [President] Obama support the financing of abortions for women raped during violent conflicts overseas by members of terrorist groups like the Islamic State and Boko Haram.…More

In Ethiopia, a safety net program helps improve gender roles

Abebech, a single mother of three, in Arsi Negelle district in Ethiopia heads out for another shift at the construction site for gully embankments, part of a public works program offered by the Government of Ethiopia to address food insecurity.  Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) reaches an estimated 9 million people across the regions of Amhara, Oromiya, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, Tigray, Afar, Somali, Dire Dawa, and Harar.  Food or cash payments are provided to very poor households. Payments are made in return for community work known as ‘public works’ – with participants working on soil and water conservation, construction of schools, health posts, childcare centers and road building. The work is scheduled usually after harvest season to ensure food security and enough money to carry through seasonal food shortages.

CGD Blog Post Examines Criteria For Continuation Of Health-Related Aid In Middle-Income…

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: In Health Spending, Middle-Income Countries Face a Priorities Ditch, Not a Financing Ditch — But That Still Merits Aid Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs, director of Global Health Policy, and senior fellow at CGD, and Charles Kenny, senior fellow at CGD, discuss criteria for health-related aid…More

Applying lessons learned from the USAID family planning graduation experience to the GAVI…

As low income countries experience economic transition, characterized by rapid economic growth and increased government spending potential in health, they have increased fiscal space to support and sustain more of their own health programmes, decreasing need for donor development assistance.

Regional-based Integrated Healthcare Network policy in Brazil: from formulation to practice

Background Regional-based Integrated Healthcare Networks (IHNs) have been promoted in Brazil to overcome the fragmentation due to the health system decentralization to the municipal level; however, evaluations are scarce.

Distressed financing of household out-of-pocket health care payments in India: incidence and…

Out-of-pocket (OOP) health care payments financed through borrowings or sale of household assets are referred to as distressed health care financing.

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