News: Disaster preparedness

DfID refocuses attention on building local capacity in emergency response

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By Jenny Lei Ravelo

U.K. aid chief Justine Greening wants to encourage CSOs to innovate on disaster planning and preparedness. Where will DfID and its partners pilot the program, and which organizations are expected to deliver them? We find out.


World Bank spring meetings

How to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 — what do you think?

By Carlos Santamaria

Now that the dust has finally cleared after the World Bank spring meetings in Washington, D.C., it’s time (again) to discuss poverty eradication by 2030 — can President Jim Kim’s ambitious goal be met? If so, how? We want to know your thoughts.


News: WASH

Bangladesh: How to turn human waste into power

By Lean Alfred Santos

In Bangladesh, sanitation and hygiene have noticeably improved in the last few years, but should the process of waste management stop there? An NGO tells us how there are other — and more useful — ways that human waste can fuel development.


#SheBuilds the Future: Leith Greenslade

How will we finance the post-2015 SDGs?

By Carlos Santamaria

How will we finance the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals in the changing development landscape? Leith Greenslade, vice chair of the Office of the Special U.N. Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs, tackles the tough question in this video interview.


News: US Global Development Council

US Global Development Council takes a swing at 'business as usual'

By Michael Igoe

U.S. President Barack Obama's Global Development Council has bold ambitions to chart a new course for U.S. foreign aid policy and get "beyond business as usual," but the panel's early ideas mostly include political non-starters and initiatives that are already underway.


Contributor: Angela Singh

'No child would ask for a life on the streets, but I had to accept it'

By Angela Singh

April 12 was the International Day for Street Children. To mark the event, Plan International shares with us the story of Ashraful, a Bangladeshi youth who worked hard on the street to get an education and was finally able to reunite with his family.


In the news: Sanitation and Water for All

Developing countries, partners renew WASH pledges

By Carlos Santamaria

Developing countries and their partners committed on Friday to accelerate efforts to provide basic sanitation and clean drinking water for those in need. WaterAid welcomed the pledges WASH goals, which will benefit especially children.


Inside Development

News: Disaster preparedness

DfID refocuses attention on building local capacity in emergency response

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U.K. aid chief Justine Greening wants to encourage CSOs to innovate on disaster planning and preparedness. Where will DfID and its partners pilot the program, and which organizations are expected to deliver them? We find out.

Global Views

Contributor: Eric G. Postel

Financing the future: Why domestic revenue mobilization belongs on the post-2015 agenda

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Global tax collection has improved since the MDGs were adopted in 2000, but many developing countries still struggle to meet domestic expenditure needs. How can we move forward? A guest commentary from USAID’s Eric G. Postel for this week’s high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico City.