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Some Military, Security Activities Can Be Considered Development Aid, OECD’s DAC Concludes

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Development aid revised to include some military and security activity — OECD “The world’s biggest donors agreed on Friday to expand the definition of development aid to include limited forms of counter-terrorism measures and military activities or training, a move campaigners said could divert scarce funds away…

Gates Foundation To Expand Investments In Reducing Global Burden Of Typhoid

Devex: Tackling the silent killers of children Anita Zaidi, director of the Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases (EDD) program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Based on our understanding of the global burden of typhoid and the public health threat, the [Gates Foundation] has made a recent decision to expand…

Global Community Must Commit To Collaboration To Achieve SDGs

Huffington Post: 17 Goals, 15 Years, 1 Agenda: To Leave No One Behind Jan Eliasson, deputy secretary general of the U.N. “…Four guiding principles can help [achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]. First, universality. … Second, national ownership. … Third, comprehensiveness. … Fourth, accountability. … The 2030 Agenda and…

World Must Come Together, Commit To Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: Sustainable Development: Investing in the Future Susan Blumenthal, public health editor at the Huffington Post, senior fellow in health policy at New America, clinical professor at Tufts and Georgetown University Schools of Medicine, and senior policy and medical adviser at amfAR; and Jacob McAuliffe, fellow at New America…

U.N. SG Ban Calls For New, Unharmful Rites Of Passage To Replace FGM

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Replace female genital mutilation with new rites of passage, says U.N. chief “New, unharmful rites of passage should replace female genital mutilation, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday after new data showed there were more victims of the custom than previously estimated. The call by the…

Questions Remain About Power Africa’s Long-Term Development Implications

Devex: Power Africa: Deals or development? 5 questions for the U.S. government Dahlia Rockowitz, policy adviser at American Jewish World Service “…[M]issing among all the data-driven discussions of megawatts and connections, feasibility and financial closure, are concrete projections on how this increased energy access [from Power Africa] will help African…

Malawi Experiencing Food Shortages After Fertilizer Grant Program Scaled Back

Reuters: In southern Africa, an illusion built on aid heralds hope and hunger “…Drought and floods have hit the maize crop, exposing the fragility of gains which had seen Malawi’s rates of malnutrition slashed in the past two decades. That progress was partly rooted in a fertilizer grant for small-scale…

Market Models Can Create ‘New Paradigm’ To Improve Global Nutrition, Food Security

Huffington Post: Innovative Partnerships Models to Advance Nutrition and Security Marc Van Ameringen, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) “…The food system is essential to not only maintain healthy lives, but also for global health security. … [M]ultidimensional challenges require us to strengthen the existing food…

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