The world has two options, writes Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund: allowing progress on development to be sharply reversed or acting with speed and scale to invest far greater resources than have yet been committed.
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In a move that has left Australia’s development sector stunned, the Office of Development Effectiveness has lost its most important function in the Australian aid program — independence.
The new International Water and Sanitation Caucus will advocate for global water, sanitation, and hygiene priorities on Capitol Hill.
Philippe Le Houérou, who steps down as head of the International Finance Corporation on Oct. 1, calls for continued civil society engagement to ensure accountability and the best solutions for local communities.
While the ideal scenario could be for everyone to have access to improved sanitation via a sewage system, that might not always be the best path to pursue.
In its first three Goalkeepers reports, the Gates Foundation outlined steady progress on the SDGs, from reductions in malnutrition to improvements in literacy. The 2020 edition illustrates how COVID-19 has both stalled and reversed progress.
The heads of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and international financing institutions should convene a U.N. Summit on Global Health Security, according to the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board's latest report.