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Writing the Dakar Framework: “the hardest 20 paragraphs of my life”

This is the third in a series of blogs taking a retrospective view of the Education for All agenda and its subsequent implementation. In this blog, Maris O’Rourke looks at leadership issues at Dakar and the difficulties of putting pen to paper.  990 more words

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What are The Millennium Development Goals?

In the year 2000, 189 countries met at The United Nations to share a vision – Here’s a short video explaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 

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Global Health

Land Grabs Or Agricultural Development

“Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise that we cannot eat paper” Wolf Robe… 1,163 more words

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31 August 2014 Development News (UPDATED)

 Agriculture improvement summit in Ethiopia starts on Monday

It is the effort of African governments to energise the continent’s important but neglected agriculture sector, different players in the sector are meeting in Ethiopia to deliberate  how food production can be enhanced to feed the growing population in Africa. 7,467 more words

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The Adolescent Girl Moment: Passion is Our Fuel But Not Our Plan

Guest blog post by Judith Bruce, Senior Associate and Policy Analyst, The Population Council

In a recent interview, I was asked, “Can you tell a story of a girl who has touched you?” This question is not surprising; the stories of the poorest girls in the poorest communities are compelling. 752 more words

Inspiration & Positive Change

Girls' Education: A Byproduct of Microfinance

Daw Ni, a widow and mother of three girls living in a small village outside Bago, Myanmar, used to support her family by working odd jobs on local farms.   399 more words

Gender Equality


“The last few years have led to a reassessment of the role of faith in development efforts. The influence of religion is rising in most parts of the developing world. 298 more words

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