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The Atlantic: A Simpler Way to Get to the Bottom of Mysterious Illnesses in Poor Countries (Yong, 10/16). CNN: Fareed Zakaria GPS: Man vs. Microbe (10/14). Devex: A new ‘forever fund’ for food security (Rogers, 10/16). Devex: IFC releases draft impact investment guidelines (Edwards, 10/15). Devex: Q&A: Listening as the…

Ending Child Marriage Critical To Achieving Gender Equality SDG

The Hill: Want gender equality? Let’s start with ending child marriages Megan E. Corrado, human rights attorney and director of advocacy at Women for Afghan Women “…Child marriage is recognized as a human rights violation under international law because it adversely affects the rights of girls and women. It bars…

Devex Examines 5 Takeaways From 2018 World Bank Meetings

Devex: 5 takeaways from the World Bank meetings in Bali “Thousands of delegates and development professionals are on their way back home after a week of discussions about the future of human capital, climate change, infrastructure, and finance at the World Bank Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia. … Every three…

Achieving SDGs Requires Governments To Carefully Monitor Domestic Budgets For Efficiencies

Devex: Opinion: Achieving the SDGs will require more than domestic resource mobilization Sanjeev Gupta, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “According to a recent IMF analysis, [low-income developing countries (LIDCs)] will need resources equal to 14.4 percent of their gross domestic product on average to meet the Sustainable…

Brookings Experts Summarize G20 Eminent Persons Group’s Findings On Global Development Finance

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: Systems thinking for multilaterals: New report on global financial governance Amar Bhattacharya, senior fellow for global economy and development, and Homi Kharas, interim vice president and director for global economy and development, both at Brookings, write, “The report of the G20 Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on…

Trump Approves U.S. International Development Finance Corporation; Administration Seeking To Counter Chinese Influence Abroad, New York Times Reports

New York Times: Trump Embraces Foreign Aid to Counter China’s Global Influence “President Trump, seeking to counter China’s growing geopolitical influence, is embracing a major expansion of foreign aid that will bankroll infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia, and the Americas — throwing his support behind an initiative he once sought…

Digital Technology Can Help Improve Health Care Access, Quality For All

Project Syndicate: The Global Promise of Digital Health Ann Aerts, head of the Novartis Foundation, and Harald Nusser, head of Novartis Social Business “…[T]he ongoing digital revolution will allow us to improve health care in ways that were hard to imagine just a few years ago. … We need only…

U.N. Leaders Call For More Efforts To Break Down Barriers For Girls To Realize Full Potential On International Day

U.N. News: ‘Concerted effort’ must be made to help 600 million-plus adolescent girls realize full potential: U.N. chief “There are ‘multiple barriers’ including ‘systemic discrimination’ bias and lack of training, which are keeping the largest generation of girls in human history from reaching their full potential, said U.N. Secretary-General António…

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