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September 30 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Tue Sep 30 2014, 20:08:32

We both grew up in Australia, where our education provided strong foundations to meet our potential as female leaders. Millions of girls throughout the world deserve the same chance

If you educate a man, you educate one person. If you educate a woman, you educate a nation. Its an often heard quote in development circles, and the eve of the opening of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly is a good time to pause and consider what it really means.

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September 26 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Fri Sep 26 2014, 11:01:49

Full disclosure demanded over how $5m of government funding allocated for fighting outbreak has vanished so quickly

Stately and unassuming, Liberias national Ebola taskforce coordinator James Dorbor Jallah announced at a press conference in late August that the governments initial $5m (£3m) contribution to contain the disease had been spent.

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From Aid | The Guardian Fri Sep 26 2014, 02:00:08

The director of the Centre for Evaluation shares the must-have skills and lists courses for budding M&E professionals

In international development, everyone knows that good intentions are simply not enough. It is critical to agree on appropriate aims and then make sure that these can be achieved efficiently.

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September 25 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Thu Sep 25 2014, 14:30:47

For the past few weeks, since the floods, a Kashmiri friend of mine in Srinagar has been living with his wife, son, mother and grandmother on the floor of his local mosque his house was destroyed by a wall of water he said was like a tsunami. Thousands are homeless and people are dying; the NGOs in the area are doing what they can to help, but the Indian government has done nothing at the same time as its managed to find £45m to send a spaceship to Mars (Report, 25 September).

Liz Turner

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From Aid | The Guardian Thu Sep 25 2014, 06:50:32

UK, US and EU pledge money to No Lost Generation, which helps support young people and refugees affected by conflict

More than $316m (£193m) was pledged on Wednesday to support Syrian children affected by the conflict as part of a UN-led initiative to alleviate the impact of the crisis on young people.

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September 23 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Tue Sep 23 2014, 07:36:35

Cash aims to boost grassroots reproductive rights groups that are sometimes marginalised for their contentious agendas

Cairo+20: what progress has been made on womens rights?

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September 21 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Sun Sep 21 2014, 19:01:02

Study exposes funding gaps in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda between plans to address climate change and what is available

Poor countries have had to divert large chunks of their budget to adapt to climate change and run the risk of crowding out spending on health and education, a new report suggests.

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September 20 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Sat Sep 20 2014, 07:30:16

Rich countries pledged to find $100bn a year by 2020, but so far only Germany has made a significant contribution

Barack Obama will not be pledging any cash to a near-empty fund for poor countries at a United Nations summit on climate change next week, the UN special climate change envoy said on Friday.

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September 19 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Fri Sep 19 2014, 01:00:11

We are rushing to drop bombs on Iraq while we have dithered about sending drugs to Africa

The language is familiar. A potential threat of a human catastrophe unparalleled in modern times. More than 2,500 have died, and the same number are dying. Incidence of the disease is said to be doubling, even trebling, in some parts of Africa by the month. Hundreds of thousands now face death. Barack Obama declares a menace spiralling out of control, getting worse with profound economic, political and security implications for all of us. The window of opportunity to contain the outbreak is apparently closing.

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September 18 2014

From Aid | The Guardian Thu Sep 18 2014, 10:49:20

Without more money, World Food Programme warns food rations will be reduced and voucher schemes slashed

The UN warned on Thursday that it will be forced to cut food rations for more than 6 million Syrians from next month unless it received more funding.

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