“The fact is an average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in our humanitarian services and programs.” This is Read More
Guest post from Nadia Daar, head of Oxfam’s Washington DC office Preparing for an interview is often traumatic – by this point I’ve done a few and believe me, Oxfam doesn’t make things easy! And I’ve heard the World Bank doesn’t either. Yet for the position of president, there is a widespread feeling that Jim Kim’s upcoming interview with the Board of Directors this week …
Call for Abstracts Special Issue: Human Rights in Global Health Governance Guest Editors Benjamin Mason Meier, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. Lawrence O. Gostin, J.D. Abstracts due November 1, 2016 Download PDF […]
Writing flagship publications in large institutions is a tough job. Everyone wants a piece, as different currents of opinion, ideology or interest slug it out over red lines and key messages. Trying (and failing) to write one for Oxfam once put me in hospital. So no surprise that the flagship of flagships, the World Bank’s annual World Development Report, on Governance and Law, is currently …
A “meta” problem facing not only impact evaluation work but all development policy dialogue is perverse behavior in the public sector to not pursue evidence-based, technically sound policies. Politics and governance come between statistically significant research results and real impact in the world. We confront these problems in a policy research report that has been described as having transformational implications for the business of international development assistance. And we derive implications for a research agenda that involves atypical impact evaluations that would complement work on how to fix the pipes with work on how to fix the institutions that would fix the pipes.
The regional IGAD group and the Security Council have both suggested that more peacekeepers are needed to stabilize South Sudan. The president apparently disagrees. This is problematic because new peacekeepers can only be deployed with his consent. “South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir said his government ‘will not accept a single soldier’ to back peacekeepers as
New York Times: The Cholera Epidemic the U.N. Left Behind in Haiti Editorial Board “…Unless there is a dramatic change in approach, the [Haitian cholera] epidemic will damage the legacy of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who will leave his post at the end of the year. There are basic steps he can take before then. For…More
PLOS Medicine: Toward a Common Secure Future: Four Global Commissions in the Wake of Ebola Lawrence O. Gostin, professor and director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University and director of the WHO Collaborating Center on Public Health and Human Rights, and colleagues discuss global health preparedness, pulling recommendations…More
Washington Post: The World Health Organization is electing a new leader. Here’s what you need to know. “…WHO Director-General Margaret Chan will complete her term, and the World Health Assembly will vote on her successor in May 2017. What’s different about this election is increased transparency.