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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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World Bank Releases 2017 Atlas Of SDGs, Offering Maps, Visualizations Of Progress Toward…

World Bank’s “The Data Blog”: The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development “The World Bank is pleased to release the 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals. With over 150 maps and data visualizations, the new publication charts the progress societies are making towards the 17 SDGs. The…More


Radical increase in water and sanitation investment required to meet development targets

Countries are not increasing spending fast enough to meet the water and sanitation targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says a new report published by WHO on behalf of UN-Water – the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater-related issues, including sanitation.


‘Engaging Wide Range Of Partners’ Critical To Implementing Successful Maternal, Child…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is key to achieving the SDGs Mette Knudsen, Denmark’s ambassador to Kenya, and Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations resident coordinator to Kenya “…[To] maintain [the momentum of progress toward a decline of the maternal mortality and childhood death ratios in Kenya, the country] needs to urgently address…More


Companies Can Merge Business Goals With SDGs To Advance Sustainable Business, Development

Harvard Business Review: How Companies Can Champion Sustainable Development Bhaskar Chakravorti, senior associate dean of international business & finance at the Fletcher School at Tufts University and founding executive director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context, discusses findings from a research effort examining how the private sector can invest in sustainable development…More


Business Sector, Governments Must Form Partnerships To Achieve SDGs

Huffington Post: The Business Case for the Sustainable Development Goals Doug Frantz, OECD deputy secretary general “…We need to convince the business sector and governments that we will fail to achieve the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] unless they form an unprecedented partnership. Governments cannot do it alone. Official Development Assistance, administered through the OECD Development…More


Devex Interviews UNFPA Executive Director About Family Planning’s Role In SDGs, Future Of…

Devex: Q&A: UNFPA’s Babatunde Osotimehin on family planning in the face of uncertainty “…Among those speaking [last week at the She Decides conference] was Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the U.N. Population Fund and former minister of health of Nigeria. He told Devex that the conference and fund was not about abortion: ‘This is…More


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


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