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  1. Q&A: How to Reverse the 'Feminisation of Poverty'

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    The phrase 'financing for gender equality' may sound dry, but it lies at the heart of some of the most intractable problems faced by women around the world today — and whether the political will exists to allocate real resources to solving them or simply pay lip service.

  2. OP-ED: How Gender Values Point the Way for a More Effective U.N.

    Monday, February 20, 2012

    A growing list of U.N. Security Council Resolutions acknowledges the importance of gender in processes for peace. Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960 note that women continue to be marginalised in peace negotiations and their potential is not fully utilised in humanitarian planning, peacekeeping operations, peace building, governance and reconstruction.

  3. NGOs Urge Open Selection Process for Next World Bank Chief

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    A global coalition of development activists and non- governmental organisations (NGOs) is calling on the World Bank's governors to ensure that Bank President Robert Zoellick's successor is chosen in an 'open and merit-based process' that will give borrowing countries a major say in the selection.

  4. U.S.: Obama Requests Slightly Higher Aid Levels for 2013

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    Despite strong pressure to reduce the yawning federal deficit, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is asking Congress for a slight increase in funding for the State Department and foreign aid next year.

  5. Despite Rhetoric, Women Still Sidelined in Development Funding

    Monday, February 06, 2012

    As U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro once put it, 'Women hold the keys to unlocking the barriers to sustainable development.'

  6. Britain Boosts Economic Ties with the Caribbean

    Monday, January 23, 2012

    As China sees its influence continue to grow in this part of the world, a delegation from the United Kingdom arrived in Grenada last weekend with a proverbial carrot for its former colonies, vowing to create new opportunities for trade, investment and innovation 'in our respective economies'.

  7. DEVELOPMENT: When a Quick Fix Gets the Deep Six

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011

    Figuring out how to change the world for the better is a daunting challenge, but throngs of passionate people are willing to take on the task.

  8. Global Fund for Education Gathers Momentum

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    If the international community can successfully raise billions of dollars to fight deadly diseases, why not a similar fund to promote education, asks Gordon Brown, former British prime minister.

  9. SOUTH AFRICA: No Political Will to Support Generic Medication

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    South African health experts are calling on governments to use legally available mechanisms to promote the production or import of generic drugs in their countries.

  10. Can BRICS Make a Difference at Busan? - Part 2

    Saturday, November 12, 2011

    While experts are hopeful that blocs of emerging market economies like BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — will play a major role in the upcoming aid effectiveness conference in Busan, South Korea, others fear that the new players do not yet have the fiscal power to make a serious intervention in fora generally dominated by rich donor states.

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