Aid & Development


Are partnerships the key to making critical progress in Global Health?

When it comes to Global Health, there are a number of challenges that the global health community should be aware of and focused on. Many Read More

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Obstetric Care Navigation: A New Model for LMICs

“Son muy enojados.” They’re very angry. It’s a phrase I’ve heard time and time again interviewing indigenous Guatemalan women about their experiences of maternal health care Read More

Does Governance Help Achieve Universal Health Coverage?

I first heard about Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in 2010. At the time, I was working with a group of economists who had just returned Read More


Gender-, Social-Based Discrimination, Violence Must Be Addressed To Reduce HIV In Benin

HuffPost: Society Shouldn’t Be A Roadblock To My Right To Health Magalie Nelson, health adviser; Kate Waller, gender adviser; and Bernabe Yameogo, director, all of Plan International Canada’s Global Fund team “…As the civil society Principal Recipient of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria HIV Grant in Benin, Plan International is committed…More

Drawdown Of Diplomatic, Development Personnel Could Threaten U.S. National Security

The Hill: A retreat in American diplomacy Liz Schrayer, president and CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition “…As our military leaders have said time and again, we cannot keep America safe solely by bombs and bullets. Rather, it takes all our tools of national security, including diplomacy and development. Unfortunately, since taking office, the…More

Sanctions, Diplomatic Pressure Should Be Applied To North Korea As Potential Threat Of…

Washington Post: There’s a deadly new threat from North Korea Editorial Board “…Now comes news that [North Korean leader Kim Jong Un] is collecting the capabilities and know-how for biological weapons that could be used for germ warfare. The Post’s Joby Warrick reports that North Korea has been acquiring the essential machinery and seeking the…More

Blog Post Discusses How Supporting Local Change Agents Can Advance UHC

Results for Development: Universal Health Coverage: How can we best support local change agents, whether they are in DC or Dhaka? Gina Lagomarsino, president and CEO of R4D, recognizes Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, reflects on her experience working to expand health coverage in Washington, D.C. and applies lessons learned to a global context, and…More

USAID Administrator Green Discusses Agency’s Use Of Non-Traditional Financing Mechanisms In…

Devex: Q&A: Mark Green on why he’ll champion innovative finance at USAID “A new development impact bond aims to save the lives of as many as 10,000 mothers and newborns in India over five years. But when United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green announced the DIB at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in…More

Experts Discuss U.S. HIV/AIDS Funding Trends, Future Outlook At KFF/FCAA Web Briefing

American Journal of Managed Care: The Past, Present, and Future of HIV Funding “A Kaiser Family Foundation web briefing navigated the HIV/AIDS funding landscape, taking a look at trends over time, the latest data, and what we might expect in the future. When analyzing federal funding by the U.S. government for HIV both home and…More

DW Examines How Some Nonprofits Shifting Fundraising Messages From Despair To Progress

Deutsche Welle: Africa: Cliches abound in appeal for donations “Wide-eyed children, women using primitive tools, arid fields — when appealing for donations, aid organizations deploy the very cliches they often criticize. Some are starting to rethink their approach…” (Müller-Plotnikow, 12/11).

U.K.’s New Secretary Of State For International Development Can Boost Development Leadership,…

Devex: Opinion: How DFID’s new leader can translate development leadership into impact Alex Thier, executive director of the Overseas Development Institute “Penny Mordaunt, the United Kingdom’s new secretary of state for international development, has hit the ground running. She has sent a strong signal that she believes in aid. She has embraced her department and…More

NCD Community Can Learn From HIV Prevention, Treatment Strategies

Project Syndicate: AIDS, NCDs, and the ABCs of Organizing Kent Buse, chief of strategic policy directions at UNAIDS, and Laurel Sprague, executive director of the Global Network of People Living with HIV “…As global attention focuses on [noncommunicable diseases (NCD)] prevention, those seeking to control preventable illnesses should look to the ‘ABCs’ of AIDS organizing…More

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Efforts To Achieve Universal Health Coverage On UHC Day

The Lancet Global Health: Adding clarity to the universal health coverage picture Editorial Board “…As countries embark on the journey towards [universal health coverage (UHC)], they need tools to evaluate their starting point, keep track along the way, and define the way forward. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer ways to monitor their UHC-dedicated target…More

New Study Examines Foreign Aid Evaluation Policies At Several U.S. Agencies

Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network: New Study from MFAN and TLC Finds Evaluation Quality on the Rise, But Barriers to Use Remain In this statement, MFAN Co-Chairs George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette discuss a new study by MFAN and the Lugar Center, “From Evidence to Learning: Recommendations to Improve U.S. Foreign Assistance Evaluation,…More

USAID Announces $7.5M Award To UNICEF To Improve Nutritional Status Of Rohingya Refugees In…

U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh: USAID Announces $7.5 Million Award to UNICEF to Fight Malnutrition Among Rohingya Refugees “On December 6, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded $7.5 million to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) under the Food for Peace Act to improve the nutritional status of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. With this…More

Things to know: tech for non-tech people

I suspect blockchain is going to change everything about contracting, communications, and currency transfer. It has accountability applications we’re barely even thinking about yet.(Well, Paul Currion is thinking about it, [ read more brave ]

Al Jazeera Examines How Mexico City Policy Impacting Mozambique Health Programs, Other…

Al Jazeera: ‘Women and girls will die’: Trump’s foreign aid rule on abortion “…Sebastiao Muthisse from AMODEFA, the Mozambican Association for Family Development, outlined the dilemma the aid organization faced. They were not prepared to sign Trump’s so-called ‘global gag rule’ forbidding mention of abortion, and, as a result, projects had to close. … In…More

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