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Western Powers May Have Exacerbated Inequalities, Hurt Development Of Poor Countries

The Guardian: Does the west really care about development? Jason Hickel, anthropologist at the London School of Economics “…[‘Developmentalism’] was built on the twin values of economic independence and social justice. … Instead of supporting the developmentalist movement, [Western powers] set out on a decades-long campaign to topple the elected…

Leveraging Partnerships To Address Global Development

Devex: Innovating partnerships: USAID’s views on the future of partnership Chris Jurgens, leader of the global partnerships division in the USAID Office of Innovation and Development Alliances “…The U.S. Agency for International Development has a long history of partnering, and we are constantly seeking to evolve our approach to partnerships…

Blog Post Examines MCC’s 5-Year Strategic Plan To Reduce Poverty Through Economic Growth

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: Strengthening MCC for the Future John Glenn, policy director of the USGLC, discusses the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) five-year strategic plan, which “highlights the ‘single mission’ that inspired its creation: reducing poverty through economic growth.” He writes that the plan “reinforces its core tenets that have…

Global Community Must Do More To Implement Comprehensive Disaster Risk Reduction Plans

The Guardian: Climate change is a potent element in the deadly brew of disaster risk Helen Clark, head of the U.N. Development Programme and former prime minister of New Zealand, and Robert Glasser, head of the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the secretary general’s special representative for disaster…

LDCs Present Complex Set Of Development Challenges, Experts Say

The Guardian: New deal, old mess? Making the global goals work for the most fragile countries “…The case for addressing conflict is clear if all countries are to meet the sustainable development goals (SDGs). … What is also striking is that the vast majority (45 of 48 countries) of [least-developed…

African Governments Continue To Address, Make Progress On Gender Challenges

Huffington Post (World Bank) Closing the Gender Gap: Lessons from Africa Makhtar Diop, vice president for Africa at the World Bank; Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Senegal’s minister of health and social action; and Cristina Duarte, minister of finance, planning, and public administration in Cabo Verde “…[G]overnments, researchers, and many others in…

Community Health Workers Vital To Achieving SDGs

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: More Community Health Workers Needed for a Healthier World Katie Taylor, child and maternal survival coordinator and deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau for Global Health at USAID, discusses the role of community health workers in strengthening global maternal and child health. She highlights the Community Health Framework,…

2 U.S. Gynecologists Propose Female Genital ‘Nicks’ In Journal Article

NPR: Can A Bath Of Milk And Honey Replace Female Genital Mutilation? “…This week, two American gynecologists published an article in the British Journal of Medical Ethics, proposing a ‘compromise solution’ that would permit minimal female genital ‘nicks’ that would ‘accommodate cultural beliefs while protecting the physical health of girls,…

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