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UNICEF-EU campaign shows the good side of TikTok

21 November 2019

A campaign around child rights successfully engaged millions of young people on the popular social media app, even as TikTok itself has come under fire for failing to protect children and teenagers.

Food system transformation needs everyone at the table, experts say

20 November 2019

Food security issues are expected to be increasingly exacerbated by climate change, causing challenges of overconsumption, environmental degradation, and underproduction. Can a multistakeholder approach help tackle the problems?

Gridworks: Why the UK is taking a risk on investing in power transmission in Africa

21 November 2019

A new company backed by the British government is channeling support to energy transmission and distribution in sub-Saharan Africa, an area traditionally neglected by investors, experts say.

Educate A Child launches strategy to get most-marginalized kids into school

21 November 2019

The program will work closely with just three governments a year, aiming to reach full primary school enrollment.

A deepening relationship between impact investing and the SDGs

21 November 2019

At the annual Global Steering Group for Impact Investment's summit, one theme keeps appearing — a growing effort to link impact investing to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In Honduras, communities fight drought with watershed work

20 November 2019

Managing access to water in the Dry Corridor is key to economic and food security in the Central American country.

In India, a sanitation worker dies every 5 days. Here's how to change that.

19 November 2019

Sanitation workers in low- and middle-income countries often lack safety equipment, labor rights, and social protection.

Development impact bond targets sanitation in Cambodia

19 November 2019

A new development impact bond looks to prove that market-based approaches can help eliminate open defecation and that nonconcessional investments have a role to play.

Ivanka Trump's global women's initiative sees $10M boost in new partnerships

19 November 2019

USAID Administrator Mark Green and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump on Monday launched $10 million in new partnerships and activities for the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.

Why the UN Technology Bank is operating with a start-up mentality

19 November 2019

The UN Technology Bank's managing director, Joshua Phoho Setipa, explains why engagement to help close the digital divide in least-developed countries is becoming increasingly important.

ADB sets new loan pricing structure for higher-income countries

20 November 2019

The new pricing structure is expected to benefit more vulnerable countries such as small island developing states, provide additional income to the bank's technical assistance funds, and expand ADB's lending capacity. However, it will only apply to loans starting in 2021.

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Opinion: Finding the place for mental health and well-being in global development

21 November 2019

With increased interest in mental health, how can the global health community make the most of opportunities and avoid the mistakes of other global movements, asks Julian Eaton.