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OECD’s Decision On What Qualifies As Foreign Aid Could Have Global Implications

U.N. Dispatch: An Obscure Debate in the U.K. Over What Counts as ‘Foreign Aid’ Has Big Global Implications Writer Joanne Lu discusses a debate raised by the U.K. at a recent meeting of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The issue at…

Paper Examines How ‘Crisis Modifiers’ Could Make Development Aid System More Flexible

Overseas Development Institute: Crisis modifiers: a solution for a more flexible development-humanitarian system? In this paper, Katie Peters, senior research fellow, and Florence Pichon, research officer, both at ODI, discuss how new innovative risk financing options could help make the development aid system more flexible. They write, “This paper showcases…

U.K. International Development Secretary Priti Patel’s Resignation After Undisclosed Meetings Raises Questions Over DfID’s Future

Financial Times: Theresa May loses second minister as Priti Patel resigns “Theresa May has lost her second cabinet minister in a week after Priti Patel, the international development secretary, was forced to resign over undisclosed meetings with a lobbyist and Israeli politicians…” (Mance/Parker, 11/8). The Guardian: Priti Patel forced to…

Though Investment In TB R&D Increased In 2016, Funding Represents One-Third Of Need, Report Says

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: TB R&D spending climbs — but not enough Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a Treatment Action Group report that found “[i]nvestment in research and development toward new tuberculosis drugs, diagnostic tests, and preventive measures increased in 2016 for the first…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 323 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter includes articles on various topics, including an announcement of a new fund to support the engagement of adolescent girls and young women…

Outcomes Of Global Nutrition Summit Include Funding, Political Commitments

Devex: Global Nutrition Summit sees new funding, political commitments “Advocates and officials at the Global Nutrition Summit this weekend urged policymakers to place nutrition at the center of anti-poverty and development efforts. Good nourishment can have a multiplier effect on the well-being of communities, they argued at the event, which…

U.S. Should Strengthen Investments In Global Health R&D

The Hill: Let’s tackle new health threats before they reach us Mark Dybul, professor of medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center, former executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and former U.S. Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator “…The need for research to develop new drugs, vaccines,…

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