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SDG 16 (Governance) Data Initiative

Governance is central to achieving the SDGs and the topic of the upcoming conference with CCIL. Member Keith Ogilive sends in the link to this useful tool for members interested in governance to explore: http://www.sdg16.org/

 

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Governance and the Rule of Law

Governance and the Rule of Law are the topic of this year's World Development Report and the upcoming CAIDP-CCIL conference. Two recent articles explore different aspects of the links with development:

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Trump's aid budget cuts will kill people

Humanitarian aid is about to be driven over a cliff, warns Obama’s former head of foreign disaster response, with a resurgence in HIV and other diseases likely

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Join the 2017 Spring Meetings through World Bank Live, an online streaming platform

The World Bank Group is streaming twenty-five events from the 2017 Spring Meetings. Engage live, join the conversation, and pose your questions. Recordings of completed events are also available. http://live.worldbank.org/spring-meetings-2017

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World Bank Group Announces Record $57 Billion for Sub-Saharan Africa

BADEN BADEN, Germany, March 19, 2017— Following a meeting with G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced a record $57 billion in financing for Sub-Saharan African countries over the next three fiscal years. Kim then left on a trip to Rwanda and Tanzania to emphasize the Bank Group’s support for the entire region.

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Trump threatens Women's Reproductive Rights

Trump's presidential memorandum regarding the Mexico City Policy reintroduces and extends this Policy (also referred to as the Global Gag Rule) that in the past meant that foreign NGOs must disavow any involvement with abortion in order to receive U.S. family planning funding.

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The Great Unravelling

Thanks to member Keith Ogilvie who sent in this article, which may be of interest to those who like to keep up on international relations.

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What Does Vaccinating Cows Have To Do With A Girl's Education?

A new study out of Kenya looks beyond the usual questions to determine the broader impact of protecting a farmer's livestock.

What Does Vaccinating Cows Have To Do With A Girl's Education?

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New Study on Blended Finance: Understanding its potential for Agenda 2030

Blended Finance: Understanding its potential for Agenda 2030

Financing the ambitious Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be an enormous undertaking, with a funding gap in developing countries estimated at between US$1.9 trillion and US$3.1 trillion each year between now and 2030. Substantial additional financial resources from both domestic and international sources need to be mobilised, and attention has turned to how to make this happen.

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IPDET issues New Guidance: Evaluating SDGs with a "No one left behind" lens

Learn how to evaluate the SDGs to ensure no one is left behind! Download the new guidance and training package

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