Category Archives: Development Assistance

A Global Structural Examination of Quality and Rights

QUEST (Quality Upheld, Every Service, Every Time), 2018 32 pp. 1.6 MB https://pai.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Quest-Synthesis-March-2018.pdf A woman receives high-quality care when she can choose from the full range of contraceptive options that fit her needs, and when the information she receives is … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Why WhatsApp is a Game Changer for International Development

by Wayan Vota Technology Salon, March 1, 2018 Read online at: http://technologysalon.org/6-reasons-whatsapp-game-changer-international- development/ Quickly messaging people via computing technology is not a new activity. Internet Relay Chat (IRC) started in 1988, and we have gone through messaging service peaks with … Continue reading

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The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018: Nature-based Solutions for Water

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 2018 154 pp. 31.6 MB http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002614/261424e.pdf More than 5 billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change, increased demand and polluted supplies, according to the UN report on … Continue reading

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Getting a better grasp on Togo’s future: Population dynamics at the heart of development planning

by Mary White-Kaba Published by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), March 2018 30 pp. 4.2 MB http://health.bmz.de/ghpc/case-studies/population-dynamics- togo/GHPC_TOGO_FINAL.pdf This case study traces how the Government of Togo, with support from German Development Cooperation, embarked on a process … Continue reading

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Global Health Governance Special Issue: Human Rights in Global Health Governance

Vol. XII, No. 1, Spring 2018 130 pp. 1.5 MB http://blogs.shu.edu/ghg/files/2018/03/Spring-2018-Special-Issue.pdf As rights-based approaches have become fundamental to global health governance, the proliferation of global governance institutions has warranted a wider sharing of human rights responsibilities for health beyond the … Continue reading

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Global child and adolescent mental health: The orphan of development assistance for health

by Chunling Lu, Zhihui Li, Vikram Patel PLoS Med 15(3): e1002524 – Published: March 9, 2018 12 pp. 1.7 MB http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002524&type=printable One-quarter of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for mental disorders and substance abuse is borne by those 24 years … Continue reading

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Donor funding for family planning: levels and trends between 2003 and 2013

by Christopher Grollman, Francesca L Cavallaro, Diane Duclos et al. Health Policy and Planning, Published: 09 March 2018 9 pp. 798 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/advance-article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czy006/24278727/czy006.pdf The International Conference on Population and Development in 1994 set targets for donor funding to support … Continue reading

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Follow the Money: Using International Aid Transparency Initiative data to trace development aid flows to their end use

by Simon Parish, Marc J. Cohen, and Tigist Mekuria Oxfam International, February 2018 20 pp. 1.0 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/gt-follow-the-money-traceability- methodology-230218-en.pdf What percentage of aid reaches the intended recipient country? This methodology tool can be used to calculate this, but more aid … Continue reading

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Access Denied: Uganda Preliminary Impacts of Trump’s Expanded Global Gag Rule

by PAI.org, 2018 16 pp. 2.2 MB https://pai.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Access-Denied_Uganda_March-2018.pdf Uganda is one of the largest recipients of U.S. global health assistance, including family planning, and will be significantly impacted by the Trump-Pence administration policy entitled “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.” … Continue reading

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The State of the World’s Cash Report: Cash Transfer Programming in Humanitarian Aid

by Gabrielle Smith, Ruth McCormack, Alex Jacobs et al. Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) and Accenture Development Partnerships, 2018 143 pp. 2.9 MB https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/calp-sowc-report-web_0.pdf In recent years, the use of cash transfer programming (CTP) in humanitarian assistance has grown significantly. In … Continue reading

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