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International CSOs in a differentiated, globalised and networked world: Five traits they must drop

Presentation to the IANGO Charter Conference, Amsterdam, 9th September 2016

“This global wave of restrictions has a rapidity and breadth to its spread we’ve not seen before, that arguably represents a seismic shift and closing down of human rights space not seen in a generation.”  1,678 more words

New UNESCO Report Reveals World Will Need 85 Years to Meet Basic Education Goals

A report published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on September 6, 2016, revealed that not only did a majority of countries that agreed to Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000 fail to meet their educational targets (MDG2) but are on track to also fall well short of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) now established for 2030. 412 more words

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Poor data hurts African countries' ability to make good policy decisions

African policy makers are increasingly called on to use evidence-based research to inform development decisions. But this requires the rigorous collection of data as well as a coordinated system to disseminate it. 986 more words

Innovative or Ineffective?: Performance-Based Lending as an Anticorruption Tool

The Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) new focus on fighting corruption and building institutions has generated quite a stir (including on this blog – see here… 1,113 more words


World Environment Week: Our choices of today will define the future of humanity and the planet

As we celebrate the first World Environment Week since the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were put into effect, we take a step back to reflect on the significance of the new global development agenda to mainstreaming environmental sustainability. 688 more words