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21 Nov 2013 description

CONTENTS

IN BRIEF

  • Legal Aid
  • Pooling the Risk
  • Mapping the Big Picture
  • Farm Bill Follies
  • Détente in the Dairy Sector?
  • On Tap
  • Talking with Morten Jerven

IN FOCUS

  • Coming and Going
  • Saving for a Sunny Day
  • A Bigger Toolbox

IN PERSON

  • Putting a Price Tag on Land Degradation

FEATURE

  • What’s Politics Got to Do with It?

IN NUMBERS

13 Aug 2013 description
report UNOPS

Las adquisiciones de las Naciones Unidas alcanzan los 15.400 millones USD en 2012

COPENHAGUE – Las adquisiciones de bienes y servicios por parte de las Naciones Unidas alcanzaron los 15.400 millones USD en 2012. Las mayores sumas se destinaron a productos farmacéuticos, equipo médico, alimentos, transporte y construcción.

13 Aug 2013 description
report UNOPS

Les achats de l’ONU en 2012 se chiffrent à 15,4 milliards de dollars

COPENHAGUE – La valeur des biens et services achetés par les Nations Unies en 2012 se chiffre à 15,4 milliards de dollars, principalement dans les domaines pharmaceutique, médical, alimentaire, des transports et de la construction.

13 Aug 2013 description
report UNOPS

UN procurement at $15.4 billion in 2012

COPENHAGEN – The value of procurement of goods and services by the United Nations was $15.4 billion in 2012, with some of the largest sums spent on pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, food, transportation and construction.

28 May 2013 description
report Save the Children

Executive Summary

In the past two decades, the world has achieved huge progress for children. Between 1990 and 2011, the numbers of children dying under the age of five fell faster than ever before – from 12 million to 6.9 million. Since 1999 the number of children in primary school has gone up by over 40 million.

16 May 2013 description

Food security levels are generally better than a year earlier in East Africa and the Sahel, with most areas facing either IPC phase 1 ‘minimal’ or phase 2 ‘stressed’ conditions, thanks to favorable agro-climatic conditions in 2012.

29 Apr 2013 description

28.8 million internally displaced people worldwide in 2012, record high includes five-fold increase in Syria

GENEVA, 29 APRIL 2013: The number of people internally displaced by armed conflict, violence and human rights violations at the end of 2012 was 28.8 million, an increase of 2.4 million people on the previous year and the highest global figure ever reported by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

15 Apr 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Progress shows that stunting in children can be defeated – UNICEF

DUBLIN, 15 April 2013 – A new UNICEF report issued today offers evidence that real progress is being made in the fight against stunted growth – the hidden face of poverty for 165 million children under the age of five. The report shows that accelerated progress is both possible and necessary.

13 Mar 2013 description
report European Union

Brussels, 13 March 2013

Through its development cooperation, the EU has played a leading role in tackling hunger for many years and is the world's largest donor in supporting global food security and sustainable agricultural development. The EU believes in tackling all aspects related to poverty and hunger and seeks to support access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food for all, and at all times.

05 Mar 2013 description

This paper draws together research from across the Young Lives longitudinal study of child poverty to answer questions about how inequality shapes children’s development. Overall, it finds clear evidence that children from the poorest households are most vulnerable and quickly fall behind their peers, in terms of equality of opportunity as well as outcomes. It argues that since inequalities are multidimensional, so too must be the response: equitable growth policies, education and health services, underpinned by effective social protection, all have a role to play.

18 Feb 2013 description

In Syria, insurgents heightened their offensive to capture airports and air bases in Aleppo, leading to intense fighting across the province. In eastern Syria, rebels captured the town al-Shaddadeh after three days of fighting that left 130 people dead and forced some 40,000 people to flee the town. The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 830,675, an increase of around 38,500 newly registered refugees or individuals awaiting registration in a week.

14 Feb 2013 description

By Lena Heron

Ten years ago, few in the development community were discussing risk, let alone developing programming to manage those risks and build resilience. Today, USAID, under the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future and Global Climate Change Initiatives, is supporting a rigorous agenda to better inform policy and programming in the area of risk management, and several Agency missions are integrating insurance into agricultural development and climate change adaptation.