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April 16 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Wed Apr 16 2014, 08:16:23

[IDS]In an address to representatives from business, academia and NGOs, Business and Development Centre Director Professor John Humphrey called for the development community to work together to establish clearer priorities around where, when and how businesses can make the most effective contribution to development progress. His speech was delivered at the launch of the newly established Business and Development Centre.

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April 15 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Tue Apr 15 2014, 10:15:59

[IDS]Mexico has taken a bold step to move forward progress on development cooperation, following the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan. Over the two days, it is hosting the first Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation High Level Meeting, today and tomorrow.

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April 11 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Fri Apr 11 2014, 07:29:39

[IDS]'... . That's the reason why I no longer want to be silent. I'm willing to speak up. As long as it raises awareness on what it is like to live with HIV. It means to live with HIV, the most important part of it is to live.' Excerpt from one of the participant's recordings in the Speaking Volumes project

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April 3 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Thu Apr 3 2014, 06:51:10

[IDS]As African and European leaders gather in Brussels at the 4th EU-Africa Summit to discuss ways to stimulate growth and create jobs in Africa, the UK Secretary of State Justine Greening launched a new project that will evaluate the effects of China and the UK's trade policies on economic and development outcomes in Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia and Nigeria at a high-level meeting in Beijing.

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April 2 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Wed Apr 2 2014, 08:48:15

[IDS]Water for all provided in an equitable and sustainable way is central to global justice for poor women and men. It has a particularly important role in food security through its multiple impacts on health, agricultural production and food processing. Yet despite successive global declarations and efforts, hundreds of millions still suffer from lack of access to water for drinking, cooking, agricultural irrigation and food production at domestic and industrial levels.

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April 1 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Tue Apr 1 2014, 05:57:41

[IDS]So, I thought it would be good to start off my IFPRI blogging days with a piece about a new paper in Lancet Global Health on the link between economic growth and under 5 malnutrition by Sebastian Vollmer and colleagues. They use 121 DHS surveys from 36 countries over the time period 1990 to present to conclude:

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March 31 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Mon Mar 31 2014, 09:08:26

[IDS]Folks, this is my last post as IDS Director. The blog will move to IFPRI and I don't think you will notice the difference, save for the different background and disclaimers.

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March 28 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Fri Mar 28 2014, 05:10:10

[IDS]Earlier this month, the Participate initiative co-hosted its 'Work with Us' exhibition at the headquarters of UN in New York in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations. The exhibition coincided with two important events in the post-2015 calendar; the ninth meeting of the Open Working Group (OWG) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the President of United Nations General Assembly (PGA) debate on the Contributions of Women, the Young and Civil Society to the Postâ

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March 27 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Thu Mar 27 2014, 09:03:22

[IDS]I recently came across an interview from 2005, with a Kenyan African Economics Expert James Shikwati titled "For God's Sake, Please Stop the Aid!". According to him, aid to Africa does more harm than good. He spoke about the disastrous effects of Western development policy in Africa, corrupt rulers, and the tendency to overstate the AIDS problem. This got me thinking about the age-long argument of the impact of foreign aid on African countries.

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March 26 2014

From AllAfrica Blog Wed Mar 26 2014, 10:00:11

[IDS]"When people connect to political issues through personal stories, they see them in a different way. They don't just see democracy in the abstract, they see 'my democracy.' The transformative potential of storytelling is written into the fabric of our lives".

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