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To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More

The MRI evidence in favor of cash transfers

On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank and co-founder of the non-governmental organization Partners in Health, presented striking evidence Read More

Pediatric Critical Care in Botswana

Botswana is a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa that is widely considered a development success story. Although the country is hailed for its impressive Read More

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Businesses Of All Sizes Needed To Achieve SDGs

Huffington Post: Our Global Goals need all businesses Marga Hoek, board member and founder of Business for Good “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), often referred to as Global Goals, need business as much as business needs them. … The key to businesses successfully accelerating towards these goals is positive synergy between all kinds and all…More


Blog Series To Examine Importance Of Achieving Gender Equality, SDG 5

Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: She Succeeds, We Succeed: Empowering Girls and Women to Achieve Global Goals Louise Iverson, assistant director of the Chicago Council’s Global Food and Agriculture Program, discusses the importance of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5, “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.” She writes, “[T]his…More


To Use or Not to Use: the Clinical Dilemma of Antimicrobials

    Understandably frustrated after 4 weeks of mild coughing, a nicely dressed businesswoman had come for an evaluation. I looked for infection in her Read More


ODI Blog Post Highlights Lessons Learned From More Than 50 Case Studies On Development

Overseas Development Institute: How to achieve the SDGs by 2030 — lessons from 50 case studies In the last of a three-part blog series on ODI’s Development Progress project, Kate Bird, research associate at ODI, discusses lessons learned from an assessment of more than 50 case studies on development: “1. Strong leadership and vision can…More


If ever there was a time…

People in the Global North are being re-awakened to their rebel selves. Now can we apply this in the global development sector?


Global Financing Facility Supports Partnerships, Country-Driven Efforts To Improve Maternal,…

Devex: Opinion: Financing healthy futures to meet the SDGs Mariam Claeson, director of the Global Financing Facility for Every Woman Every Child “…Many of the world’s poorest countries, with many dollars from donors, have made progress toward improving the health of their people in recent decades. But their efforts are unprepared for today and for…More


Article Lists 10 Lessons For NGOs From Muskoka Initiative To Achieve SDG Successes

Institute for Research on Public Policy’s “Policy Options”: How an NGO coalition helped score the Muskoka Initiative Elly Vandenberg, professor of global practice at the Munk School of Global Affairs, “reflect[s] on how a coalition of NGOs in Canada contributed to a 2010 ‘policy win’: the Muskoka Initiative. The coalition persuaded the Canadian government to…More


Private Businesses’ Investments In Sustainable Development Practices ‘Simply Good…

The Hill: Sustainable development needs sustainable finance Gavin E.R. Wilson, CEO of IFC Asset Management Company “…[The Business & Sustainable Development Commission] wanted to make the business case for the SDGs and the SDG case for business. … The Commission’s team has calculated that achieving the goals will open up a US$12 trillion market opportunity —…More


SDGs Offer At Least $12T In New Growth Strategies For Businesses, Report Says

Reuters: Businesses can unlock $12 trillion via key development goals: Davos study “Companies could unlock at least $12 trillion in market opportunities by 2030 and create up to 380 million jobs by implementing a few key development goals, according to a study by a group including global business and finance leaders. The report, released on…More


U.N. Must Reform To Enable Peace, Security, Allow Partnerships To Work Toward SDGs

Newsweek: U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres: My Vision for Revitalizing the United Nations António Guterres, secretary general of the U.N. “…Around the world, conflicts have become more complex and interlinked — producing gross violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses. … Meanwhile, climate change, population growth, rapid urbanization, food insecurity, and water scarcity are…More


The future of transport

ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN – There are 1.25 million lives lost in road accidents annually—90% of these in low -income countries. Air pollution leads to around 6.5 million deaths each year. And almost 25% of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions come from transport systems. To ensure a sustainable future for this planet, the transport sector must undergo a massive transformation.


Gavi, Education Above All Foundation Working Together To Reach SDGs In Cross-Sectoral…

Devex: Education Above All, Gavi reach underserved communities with education and immunization “…Two groups that have come together to set the pace in [a cross-sectoral] partnership are the Education Above All Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that works to increase educational opportunities for underserved communities and fragile states, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, an international organization…More


WHO Must Provide Leadership To Help All Nations Implement UHC, Achieve SDGs

Mail & Guardian: Universal health coverage will lead to a healthier and more equitable world Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus, special adviser to the prime minister of Ethiopia, and Aaron Motsoaledi, minister of health of South Africa “…We are convinced that Universal Health Coverage (UHC), with strong primary care and essential financial protection, is the key to…More


Youth Engagement Critical To Achieving Zero Hunger, SDGs

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Youth Voices at the Food and Agriculture Organization: A Seat at the Table for #ZeroHunger Nicol Perez, a U.S. youth observer to the United Nations, discusses her experience visiting the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) headquarters in Rome, where she participated in a hackathon in which “students gathered for…More


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