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World Risks ‘Unimaginable Devastation’ From COVID-19 If Actions Not Taken, U.N. SG Guterres Warns At High-Level Meeting On Development Financing

U.N. News: COVID-19: Act now or risk ‘unimaginable devastation’ globally, warns U.N. chief “Unless countries across the world act together now, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause ‘unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world,’ U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday at a virtual high-level meeting on financing for development. Painting…

Devex, Reuters Report On Issues Related To Bilateral, Multilateral Funding For COVID-19, Including OECD Statement On ODA, New DFAT Aid Policy, World Bank Statement On IDA

Devex: Coronavirus vaccine research doesn’t count as ODA, says OECD “Funding research into a COVID-19 vaccine cannot be counted as official development assistance, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee. Donors have spent billions from public budgets on research for a coronavirus vaccine, particularly with…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “The Optimist”: Combating COVID-19 in India M. Hari Menon, director of the India office at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (5/26). Center for American Progress: Protecting and Promoting Women’s Rights Is Key to Defeating the Coronavirus at Home and Abroad Shilpa Phadke, vice president…

Posts, Releases Address Menstrual Health, Polio, HIV/AIDS, Other Global Health-Related Issues

Brookings: What makes the World Bank so influential — its money or its ideas? Bradley Parks, executive director of AidData and nonresident fellow with the Center for Global Development, and colleagues (5/19). Devpolicy Blog: Collaborating for menstrual health rights in the Pacific Chelsea Huggett, technical lead for equality and inclusion…

KFF Updates PEPFAR Fact Sheet

KFF: The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) This fact sheet looks at the history, funding, and future outlook of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. government’s major global initiative to combat HIV/AIDS (5/27).

Blog Posts, Statements Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Center for Global Development: Introducing the COVID-19 Multi-model Comparison Collaboration Kalipso Chalkidou, director of global health policy and senior fellow at CGD, and colleagues (5/27). Center for Global Development: Disease Forecasting during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Have We Learned from Previous Outbreaks? Hiral Shah, senior policy analyst at CGD, and colleagues…