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Warmer oceans imperil Kenyan food security

Kenya is still suffering from the weather phenomenon El Niño that hit it in 1997 and 1998 and is facing more devastation as climate change worsens. This short podcast details the troubling situation.    

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US State Department watered down annual report on human trafficking

Department’s senior political staff overruled its human rights experts to inflate ratings of countries considered strategically important to Washington

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Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea

A vaccine against Ebola has been shown to be 100% successful in trials conducted during the outbreak in Guinea and is likely to bring the west African epidemic to an end and control future outbreaks, experts say.

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What’s next for the GPEDC in the post-2015 world?

The second high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) will take place in Kenya in 2016. In the run-up to the event, the GPEDC will need to consider some difficult questions on what to focus on for the post-2015 world.

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Nepali women at the forefront of improving community water, sanitation services

In Nepal, women and girls are the primary collectors, transporters and managers of the household water supply and their exclusion from community resource management and decision-making processes has been an issue for a long time. However in 2003, women in Nepal grabbed the opportunity to change their situation with the implementation of the ADB-supported Community-Based Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project and they are have been instrumental in transforming their communities since.

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U.N. targets trillions of dollars to implement Sustainable Development Agenda

After more than two years of intense negotiations, the U.N.’s 193 member states have unanimously agreed on a new Sustainable Development Agenda (SDA) with 17 goals, including the elimination of extreme poverty and hunger, to be reached by 2030.

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Fragile and conflict-affected situations: Why they matter, and how aid can help

In this Asian Development Blog post, Patrick Barron and Sasiwan Chingchit discuss how working in fragile and conflict-affected situations in Asia and the Pacific requires development agencies to do business differently. This means cultivating a deeper understanding of fragility and conflict risks, and recognizing that successfully delivering assistance in these contexts demands a tailored response.

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Polio’s Last Stand

Seth Berkley and Muhammad Pate laud Nigeria's success in stamping out the disease as a precedent for other health efforts.

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New poll on aid, charity and Australian voters

For those trying to stay abreast of what the Australian public thinks about international development, and the sacrifices people are willing to make to help others, the latest Roy Morgan poll (based on a very large sample gathered over a year) makes for an interesting read. Terence Wood explains.

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Culture of privilege vs culture of equality: Addis

A global tax regulatory body to finance the SDGs could have rescued the international conference in Addis Ababa. But the culture of privilege once again won over the culture of equality

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