Opinion: Why MDBs should include human rights in the development agenda

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By Christopher Stephens

It's time for the multilateral development banks to embrace the advancement of human rights — both as a moral imperative, and as a contribution to economic development. Asian Development Bank General Counsel Christopher Stephens explains.


Opinion: Factory farming is a global crisis. The next WHO director-general must address it.

More than 200 experts are calling on the next World Health Ogranization director-general to tackle the global crisis of factory farming. Two Harvard students explain why.


Opinion: 5 innovations to tackle property rights

More than 1 billion people worldwide are estimated to live without secure property rights — partly because of broken systems and failing policies in their countries. Omidyar Network’s Peter Rabley says we shouldn’t settle with this fate, as recent innovations show that things can be done to improve this complex global issue. He highlights five stories of success and explains why now, more than ever, they need to be heard — and used as a model for other countries and communities across the world.


Opinion: 4 ways shipping can help meet the SDGs

Better shipping practices can contribute to four of the Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Tristan Smith at the UCL Energy Institute explains.


Opinion: Doubling down on failure

"At the heart of our success in development there have been plenty of failures," says Plan U.S. Chief Executive Officer Tessie San Martin.


Opinion: Investing in the future means investing in girls

Ahead of the Global Adolescent Health Conference in Ottawa, Women Deliver Chief Executive Officer Katja Iversen outlines three investments donors can make promote the well-being of adolescent girls — and the world.


Opinion: What South America's classrooms can teach the rest of the world

Experts can look to South America's past and present for ways to progress inclusive education.


Opinion: Unleashing Africa’s youth farmpreneurs

From WhatsApp to insurance, Auburn University's Dr. Esther Ngumbi gives practical tips to support the next generation of Africa's farmers.


Opinion: Fighting climate change and famine with forests in the Horn of Africa

Aid is important, but it's not enough to fight famine in the Horn of Africa. One Acre Fund Innovation Specialist Ariong Moses explains how reforestation can help.


Opinion: Eating for (global) health — whose responsibility is it?

Governments and the private sector can work together to strengthen global nutrition. CSIS Strategic Adviser on Food Security and Global Panel on Agriculture, Food Systems and Nutrition member Emmy Simmons explains.