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Realizing Agenda 2030: Not just more, but better financing needed to succeed

How do the global goals crowd in international financing and inform domestic priorities? A new AidData report assesses the historical baseline for funding to the SDGs.

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Special Issue: The Role of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions in Accelerating the…

Volume XI, No. 2 ; Autumn 2017: Special Issue ; The Role of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions in Accelerating the Implementation of the Health-Related SDGs ; The Role of Health Policy Think Tanks in Accelerating the Implementation of the SDGs in East and Southern Africa Francis Omaswa and Patrick Kadama The 2030 Agenda, Sustainable […]

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The Role of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions in Implementing Health-Related SDGs in North…

Yanzhong Huang North America faces unique challenges in implementing health-related sustainable development goals (SDGs), no less because two high-income countries in the region (United States and Canada) themselves have only partially met the health-related SDG targets. Through research and outreach, think tanks and academic institutions (TTAIs) in the region have played a key role in […]

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The Role of South Asian Health Policy Research Institutions in Accelerating the Implementation…

Saadiya Razzaq This paper intends to investigate, through available literature and web searches, the role of policy research institutions in South Asia in accelerating the monitoring and implementation of health-related SDGs. It is argued that SDGs are not only relevant, but also critical for the region, and policy research institutions are playing their role in […]

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The Role of South Asian Health Policy Research Institutions in Accelerating the Implementation…

Saadiya Razzaq This paper intends to investigate, through available literature and web searches, the role of policy research institutions in South Asia in accelerating the monitoring and implementation of health-related SDGs. It is argued that SDGs are not only relevant, but also critical for the region, and policy research institutions are playing their role in […]

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Health SDGs and Europe: The Role of Regional Think Tanks

Oriana Ramirez-Rubio and Gonzalo Fanjul The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a new opportunity to propel Europe’s role in the fulfillment of global health aspirations, such as ending preventable diseases and achieving universal health coverage (UHC). However, they also represent an international responsibility for Europe to address its own health challenges and inequalities, which are […]

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The Forest through the Trees: Themes in Social Production of Health

Recently Professor Ayodele S Jegede of the Faculty of Social Sciences, delivered the 419th Inaugural Lecture at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, during the 2016/2017 academic session.  Below Prof. Jegede shares an abstract of his lecture. Prof Ayodele S Jegede Knowledge of individual actor’s behaviour is a reflection of the society as tree to the forest. As forest produces large quantities of oxygen and takes in carbon dioxide, society produces the needed resources for human beings to survive through culture.

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The ‘Dream Team’ for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health: an…

A competent, enabled and efficiently deployed health workforce is crucial to the achievement of the health-related sustainable development goals (SDGs).

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Killing me softly with public-private partnerships

More: Killing me softly with public-private partnerships

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Data for development: Measuring only what we use

Pali Lehohla, Statistician-General for Statistics South Africa, closed the inaugural UN World Data Forum by charging the audience to fill data gaps, saying: “We cannot achieve what we cannot measure.”

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P20 Initiative: Baseline report

In 2015, world leaders agreed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Agenda 2030). Its goal is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere, with a specific target to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 and a commitment to leave no one behind. Achieving these ambitions will be much harder than meeting the Millennium Development Goals. It will require a different mindset, and new ways of measuring and monitoring progress.

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On Populism, Nationalism, Babies and Bathwater

A couple of Oxfamers were over from the US recently so ODI kindly pulled together a seriously stimulating conversation about life, theuniverse and everything. More specifically, how should ‘we’ – the aid community broadly defined – respond to the rising tide of nationalism, populism, and attacks on aid. It was Chatham House rules, so I’ve already told you too much, but here are some of …

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Citizen-generated data and sustainable development: evidence from case studies in Kenya and…

In 2014, the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel called for a data revolution to aid efforts as we work towards the aims of Agenda 2030, stimulating debate and action around innovative ways of generating and sharing data. Since then, technological advances have supported increased access to data and information through initiatives such as open-data platforms and SMS-based citizen reporting systems. The main ambition for these advances is to produce data that decision-makers find timely and usable. Proponents of citizen-generated data assert its potential to achieve these aims in the context of the sustainable development agenda. Nevertheless, there is a need for more evidence on the potential of citizen-generated data to influence policy and service delivery, and to contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goals.

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No one left behind: Why we need granular data to respond to hotspots in the U.S. and beyond

“Leaving no one behind” — the animating theme of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — is just as relevant to the U.S. as it is to low- and middle-income countries. This is particularly apparent in Flint, Michigan,

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