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U.K.’s Short-Term Approach To Aid Evaluation Criticized By Some, Devex Reports

Devex: Global health expert to DfID: Do away with short-term fixes “The U.K. Department for International Development has been focusing on results in its projects as a means to ensure value for money for every pound spent — but by taking this more short-term approach, some argue the British aid…

U.S. To Boost Humanitarian Aid To $118M In CAR

Agence France-Presse: U.S. boosts humanitarian aid to Central African Republic to $118 mln “The United States on Monday said it was boosting its humanitarian aid to the Central African Republic to $118 million in fiscal 2014…” (6/24).

USAID To Shift $2.9B In Maternal, Child Health Funding To Target 24 High-Risk Countries

News outlets report on developments surrounding the “Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths” meeting, held Wednesday and sponsored by USAID and the governments of Ethiopia and India, in collaboration with UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other partners. Devex: What USAID’s $2.9B maternal and…

‘Cargo Preference’ Provision In Coast Guard Authorization Bill Stalled In Senate

Al Jazeera America: Food fight: Coast Guard bill could limit aid to hungry “…The regulation in question is known as ‘cargo preference,’ a 60-year-old provision that says a certain percentage of U.S. food aid must get transported aboard U.S. vessels, even if foreign carriers offer a lower price. Researchers say…

Inadequate Funding, Harsh Laws Could Threaten HIV Fight In Uganda

IRIN: Flat funding, harsh laws could hurt Uganda’s battle against HIV “Inadequate funding coupled with harsh laws targeting same-sex unions could erode the gains so far made in the fight against HIV in Uganda, activists warn…” (6/25).

Fact Sheet Examines U.S. HIV/AIDS Funding In President’s FY15 Budget Request

Kaiser Family Foundation: U.S. Federal Funding for HIV/AIDS: The President’s FY 2015 Budget Request The foundation has published a new fact sheet examining HIV/AIDS funding contained in President Obama’s FY 2015 federal budget request, released on March 4, 2014. The budget request includes an estimated $30.4 billion for combined domestic…

Blog Post Examines Benefits, Challenges Of State Department’s ForeignAssistance.gov

Center for Global Development: ForeignAssistance.gov Is Getting Bigger; Here’s How to Make It Better Sarah Rose, senior policy analyst at the Center for Global Development, discusses the State Department’s release of foreign assistance data on the ForeignAssistance.gov website, outlining “why it’s still a good investment, the big challenges it faces,…

Essay Contest Calls For New Ideas On Delivering Foreign Assistance

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Reimagining Aid: A Call for Fresh Thinking Gargee Ghosh, director of development policy and finance at the Gates Foundation, discusses the Global Development Network’s (GDN) recently launched “Next Horizons Essay Contest on The Future of Development Assistance.” She notes, “They are looking for…

Meetings Focus On Strengthening Global Health Security Agenda

News outlets report on an upcoming meeting aimed at fortifying the Global Health Security Agenda. CQ HealthBeat: NGOs Pushed to Join Drive for Global Health Security Network “On the eve of a major push by the Obama administration to establish a worldwide system to get ahead of threats like Ebola,…

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