Worlds Apart by Arthur Erken, Raquel Fernández, Mercedes Mateo Diaz et al. United Nations Population Fund, 2017 140 pp. 6.8 MB http://www.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/sowp/downloads/UNFPA_PUB_2017_EN_SWOP.pdf Gender amplifies the social, racial and political inequalities that trap people in a cycle of poverty and marginalization, … Continue reading

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Interventions to improve the labour market for adults living with physical and/or sensory disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

by Janice Tripney, Alan Roulstone, Carol Vigurs et al. 3ie systematic review 39, 2017 125 pp. 2.1 MB http://www.3ieimpact.org/media/filer_public/2017/09/14/sr39-labour-market.pdf The authors find that research in this area has received very little attention. They identify only a limited number of relevant … Continue reading

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Climate-resilient water safety plans: Managing health risks associated with climate variability and change

Editors: Elena Villalobos Prats, Angella Rinehold, Jennifer De France et al. World Health Organization, 2017 92 pp. 1.9 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258722/1/9789241512794-eng.pdf This document is intended to help water suppliers and water safety plan (WSP) teams who have already committed to using … Continue reading

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Tracking development assistance and government health expenditures for 35 malaria-eliminating countries: 1990–2017

by Rima Shretta, Brittany Zelman, Maxwell L. Birger et al. Malaria Journal, 2017 16:251 – Published: 27 July 2017 11 pp. 1.7 MB https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12936-017-1890-0? site=malariajournal.biomedcentral.com Since 2010, development assistance for health (DAH) for malaria has been declining for the 35 … Continue reading

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Development of a Global Mechanism in Support of Advancing the Scale and Impact of Communication and Media for Development, Social and Behaviour Change

Meeting Report, June 27th and 28th, 2017 UNICEF House, New York 25 pp. 1.0 MB https://www.comminit.com/files/globalmechanismmeetingreport_0.pdf This report covers the key considerations and results from the all interested parties (stakeholders) meeting hosted by UNICEF in collaboration with The Communication Initiative … Continue reading

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A 10-point roadmap for Europe on the role of the private sector in development

by CONCORD Europe, October 2017 32 pp. 870 kB http://www.eurodad.org/files/pdf/1546818-a-10-point-roadmap-for- europe-on-the-role-of-the-private-sector-in-development.pdf European governments and the European Commission have been increasingly supporting a greater role for the private sector in their development cooperation. With new EU policies and instruments such as … Continue reading

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The End of HESP-News Briefing and RSS Feed

Dear colleagues, 20 years ago “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit” (GTZ) made use of the upcoming electronic communication by starting a Newsletter called “Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) – News & Notes” mainly for Information exchange between headquarters and its … Continue reading

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The HIV response in Ukraine: Back from the Brink

http://health.bmz.de/events/In_focus/The_HIV_response_in_Ukraine/index.html Efforts to stem Ukraine’s HIV epidemic suffered a huge setback when social unrest and conflict erupted in 2013 and 2014. While it has yet to regain its former momentum, the HIV response is showing a surprising turnaround, in part … Continue reading

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Global development trends and challenges

Horizon 2025 revisited by Homi Kharas and Andrew Rogerson Overseas Development Institute, October 2017 52 pp. 4.5 MB https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/11793.pdf The socio-political phenomena that have materialised since 2012, when we first looked at the future of the development industry, have changed … Continue reading

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Financial arrangements for health systems in low-income countries: an overview of systematic reviews

by Charles S Wiysonge, Elizabeth Paulsen, Simon Lewin et al. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 9 76 pp. 1.7 MB http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD011084.pub2/epdf Research based on sound systematic review methods has evaluated numerous financial arrangements relevant to low-income countries, targeting … Continue reading

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