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U.S. Announces $45M In Funding To Address Food Security In Zimbabwe

U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe: United States Provides US$45 million in Response to Increased Food Insecurity in Zimbabwe “The United States government announced US$45 million in funding to respond to the critical food security situation in the upcoming lean season between October 2019 and March 2020 in Zimbabwe. The contribution, provided…

GAO Report Reviews U.S. Global Tobacco Control Efforts

U.S. Government Accountability Office: Global Tobacco Control: U.S. Efforts Have Primarily Focused on Research and Surveillance This GAO report reviews U.S. global tobacco control efforts, examining funding and activities related to global tobacco control in fiscal years 2015-2018 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, USAID, and the…

Donors Should Begin To Enter Into Governance Funding Space, Some Development Experts Say

Devex: Who will lead the ‘next frontier’ of governance funding? “Bilateral donors, under pressure to justify aid spending, are having an increasingly difficult time supporting issues that don’t demonstrate immediate results. Some development experts fear this could turn donors away from hard-to-measure work in governance, a trend that would lessen…

Canada Should Increase Contribution To Global Fund, Opinion Piece Says

Toronto Star: Canada must step up in global fight against killer diseases Jane Philpott, independent MP for Markham-Stouffville and Canada’s minister of health from 2015 to 2017 “In a few weeks, the three-year funding cycle ends for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. … Working with other…

Devex Examines Germany’s Foreign Aid Budget

Devex: Germany, foreign aid, and the elusive 0.7% “In 2016, Germany became the world’s second-largest aid donor by volume — but as the country grapples with its new role as a development leader, the debate over the future of its aid budget is far from settled. … Germany is likely…