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Opinion: COVID-19 is a turning point for infectious diseases

16 September 2020

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.

Independent evaluation lost as DFAT 'adjusts' its structure

17 September 2020

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.

Bipartisan lawmakers in the US unite to advocate for WASH

17 September 2020

The new International Water and Sanitation Caucus will advocate for global water, sanitation, and hygiene priorities on Capitol Hill.

Opinion: Civil society is indispensable in driving for impact at IFC

17 September 2020

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.

When are sewers the best option for improved sanitation?

16 September 2020

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.

How big is the SDG backslide? Gates Foundation presents new data

15 September 2020

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.

High-level body calls for new global health emergency framework, 'pandemic proof' future

15 September 2020

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.

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Opinion: Civil society is indispensable in driving for impact at IFC

17 September 2020

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.