Posted by CID sourced from Post2015.org on 27 September 2013
At a special event on MDGs at the UNGA World leaders agreed today to scale up action against extreme poverty, hunger and disease and called for a 2015 Summit to adopt the next set of Goals to focus continued efforts after the target date for the Millennium Development Goals.
Posted by CID sourced from Islands Business on 27 September 2013
The island of Abaiang, north of the capital island of Tarawa, was identified by the Government of Kiribati as a pilot site where community resilience to climate change and natural hazards will be addressed in an integrated fashion across all sectors of social and economic life.
Posted by CID sourced from Devex on 27 September 2013
Seventy percent of people living in extreme poverty are women — and they own less than 2 percent of the world’s land. So would increasing women’s land ownership reduce poverty levels worldwide and improve economic development?
Posted by CID sourced from SciDev.Net on 27 September 2013
Releasing tsetse flies that carry genetically modified bacteria resistant to the parasite that causes sleeping sickness could eliminate the disease in Africa under certain conditions, a modelling study has shown.
Posted by CID sourced from INTRAC on 25 September 2013
The International NGO Training and Research Centre has put out a newsletter devoted to monitoring and evaluation, and digitally collecting meaningful data. This may of interest to CID members coming under increasing pressure to generate baseline, mid-line and end-line data.
Posted by CID sourced from UN News Centre on 24 September 2013
The rights of persons with disabilities must be directly addressed by the post-2015 development agenda, United Nations officials urged a High-level meeting of the General Assembly, where world leaders pledged to work together on national and international policies that enhance and promote disability-inclusive development.
Posted by CID sourced from CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness on 24 September 2013
There has been a proliferation of new global partnerships formed between government and non-state actors in the last ten years. Despite its widespread use and the importance given to it in various high level reports on the post-2015 process, existing official recommendations fall short of providing an adequate framework for global partnerships.