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Bill Gates Discusses Release Of 2018 Goalkeepers Report

Gates Notes: How to keep up progress on global health Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the release of the foundation’s Goalkeepers 2018 report, which tracks progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (9/18).

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Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers Report Says Progress In Poverty Reduction Threatened, Offers Suggestions For Improvements

Business Insider: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says there’s opportunity in these 13 areas to make the world better “…The second annual [Goalkeepers Report], released Tuesday, focuses on the ‘formidable challenge’ of improving the lives of people in low-income countries, from reducing poverty to increasing access to safe sanitation,…

Commitment To Development Index Shows Scandinavian Countries On Top, U.S. Stagnant At 23 Of 27

Devex: Which countries are the most committed to development? “Scandinavian countries are the most committed national development actors, according to this year’s Commitment to Development Index, which measures not just aid levels, but also how well other policies foster sustainable development. Germany ranked third, making it the first time a…

Rapid Population Growth, Especially In Africa, Threatens Progress On Reducing Poverty, Gates Foundation Report Says; Bill Gates Comments On U.S. Foreign Aid, Mexico City Policy

Devex: Bill and Melinda Gates on the ‘single biggest determinant’ of progress on the SDGs “Rapid population growth, particularly in Africa, represents the greatest threat to progress in reducing global poverty, according to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, whose founders are calling for greater investments in human capital to…

Brookings Paper Examines SDG Progress, Including Current Trends, Challenges

Brookings Institution: How many people will the world leave behind? Homi Kharas, interim vice president and director; John McArthur, senior fellow; and Krista Rasmussen, research analyst, all in Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution, highlight a paper in which they discuss global progress on the Sustainable Development Goals…

Governments, NGOs, Others Should Heed Call To Couple NCD, Maternal Health Services

Devex: Opinion: Why diabetes in pregnancy should be on the agenda at U.N. meetings Katja Iversen, president and CEO of Women Deliver, and Leif Fenger Jensen, first managing director of the World Diabetes Foundation “…[M]any governments and health authorities have not yet made the prevention, screening, and treatment of diabetes…

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