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NEW DELHI, May 25 (IPS) - "We worked for the poor and they voted us back to power," was the explanation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made to newly-elected legislators on Saturday, May 25, on (...)
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 24 (IPS) - Ambassador Monica Juma is the Cabinet Secretary (Minister), of Kenya's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1994 the International Conference and Population and (...)
LUSAKA, May 24 (IPS) - Irene Lungu Chipili is Manager, Corporate Affairs at the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA). There is a strong link between provision of basic social services (...)
With only 50 per cent of medical facilities fully functional in Yemen, the United Nations health agency is striving to fill a “critical” healthcare shortage and will use a $9.1 (...)
World Cancer Day: UN agency chief urges greater access to diagnosis, prevention and treatment services
Millions of people suffering from cancer in developing countries still lack access to effective prevention, screening, early diagnosis and treatment, the head of the United Nations International (...)
Premature deaths as a result of cancer is costing major emerging economies tens of billions of dollars a year, a new United Nations health study has found, underlining the need for (...)
[Ghana Govt.] Government will, this year, streamline the process of land acquisition, valuation and records consolidation as part of measures to create a business-friendly environment, which will (...)
[Nairobi News] Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has established a team to fight land grabbing cartels in the capital.
[New Era] Keetmanshoop -The contentious issue of land if not addressed properly has the potential to bring civil unrest in the country and thus it is up to every Namibian to ensure this does not (...)
[Ethiopian Herald] The Oromia Water, Mines and Energy Bureau is taking stiff measures against what it says greedy investors working to accumulate personal wealth without adding values on the (...)
[Ethiopian Herald] The essence of leadership is broader than possessing certain skills and expertise. It's deeper than what any leadership assessment can reveal. The best way to see leadership is (...)
[IPS] United Nations -Nelson Mandela, shortly after becoming the first democratically elected president of South Africa, spoke to both his countrymen and women--indeed, for Africans (...)
Food prices: Markets are well-supplied, but trade tensions, energy prices, and an Africa Swine Fever outbreak could create market instability
This blog is the fourth in a series of nine blogs on commodity market developments, elaborating on themes discussed in the latest edition of the World Bank’s Commodity Markets Outlook. Food (...)
Economic literature shows that financial systems support livelihood enhancement and economic development by offering savings, payment, credit and risk management services to households and firms. (...)
This blog is the third in a series of nine blogs on commodity market developments, elaborating on themes discussed in April 2019 edition of the World Bank’s Commodity Markets Outlook. Natural gas (...)
A few days ago, my colleague Jenny Kendra was delayed on the London Tube. Jenny wrote “Major delays on the District Line due to a signal problem at East Putney. Stuck on Tube at present, not (...)
There is growing support in the rich world for a basic-income guarantee (BIG), in which the government would provide a fixed cash transfer to every adult, poor or not. In 2015, for example, the (...)
Rethinking US Foreign Assistance: A Big Year for MCC: The Board Picks Five Countries for New Partnerships
The votes are in! Yesterday, MCC’s board of directors met to select countries for FY2015 compact and threshold program eligibility. Last week, I made some predictions about the choices the board (...)
By Edward Anderson and Nandita BaruahOn April 25, 2015, a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, followed by an even more devastating quake two weeks later resulting in almost 9,000 deaths, 8 million people (...)
By Tim MeisburgerLast week, South Koreans went to the polls to elect new National Assembly representatives, with results showing that the governing party led by President Park Geun-hye has lost (...)
By R. Alam Surya Putra and Tessa ToumbourouThe Indonesian province of Riau declared a state of emergency last month as haze from agricultural fires across Sumatra continued to envelope the (...)
Join us on a high-level debate on the benefits and risks of consolidating international NGOs
Chinese lending; what budget officers do all day; financial management information systems; links between audits and electoral accountability, and more.
Exploring the current state of the protection of civilians in armed conflict agenda and proposing steps to help close the gap between law and action.
Co-authored with Mik Schulte Teachers standing by a water pump outside a school in rural Tanzania. I recently spent some time traveling around rural Tanzania, trying to better understand the way (...)
Action at scale: how to accelerate access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene in Africa
Globally, 2.4 billion people still live without access to basic sanitation – and over 760 million of these people live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Today only 27% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population has (...)
Ariel view of rice paddies in Rwanda News headlines often feature stories of water scarcity challenges and increasing competition for water. So it is clear that we need to improve the efficiency (...)