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16 Jan 2019 description


Measuring impact without transparency

This week we’ll be at the OECD with development specialists, bankers, policy makers and impact investors to discuss new ways of using private finance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This year discussions are focusing on impact.

15 Jan 2019 description

By Ruth Levine and Joseph Asunka

Ruth Levine is the Program Director of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Global Development and Population program; Joseph Asunka is a Program Officer who manages grants that support fiscal transparency and accountability in developing countries.

14 Jan 2019 description

In a rapidly evolving humanitarian landscape — marked by more frequent crises, protracted conflicts, and climate shocks, among other challenges — cashbased transfers are on the rise. The humanitarian community increasingly looks to cash-based transfers for their ability to strengthen the resilience of populations and support longer-term development goals, and particularly to digital solutions that can drive financial inclusion and economic activity within a community.

14 Jan 2019 description

Cash transfer programmes have become a standard component of humanitarian responses. This research explores how to optimise them from a user perspective, based on a better understanding of recipients’ preferences, expectations, and satisfaction levels at various points of interaction with individual cash programmes and delivery mechanisms. This report is based on evidence collected in Kenya and Iraq. Please refer to the separate country case studies for more information: cashjourneys.net

12 Jan 2019 description
report The Global Fund

Le Fonds mondial vise 14 milliards de dollars US en vue de la conférence de Lyon en octobre 2019 pour accélérer le mouvement contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme

11 Jan 2019 description
report The Global Fund

Global Fund Announces US$14 Billion Target to Step Up the Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria Ahead of Lyon Conference in October 2019

08 Jan 2019 description

This case study is part of a collaborative project carried out by Joint Learning Initiative and UNHCR, which aims to generate locally grounded evidence and identify examples of good practices of local faith community-led responses to refugees across 6 countries: Honduras, Mexico, Uganda, Germany, Bangladesh, and Lebanon.

For more information please contact: olivia@jliflc.com

30 Dec 2018 description

Some 3.3 million people have fled Venezuela since 2015 and the United Nations estimates another 2 million could follow in 2019

  • Tensions building as more Latin Americans flee homelands

  • UN predicts 2 million more Venezuelans to migrate in 2019

  • Appeal for global help as more countries impacted

By Anastasia Moloney

28 Dec 2018 description

We asked aid agencies to name their three priorities for 2019

by Emma Batha

LONDON, Dec 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies are bracing for a challenging new year as they tackle protracted conflicts from Yemen to Central African Republic and get to grips with escalating crises such as the mass exodus of Venezuelans fleeing turmoil at home.

24 Dec 2018 description

A one-month-old baby in Vanuatu in December became the first person in the world to be immunized with a vaccine delivered by a commercial drone

By Isabelle Gerretsen

LONDON, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From stopping child trafficking to mapping slums or delivering medicines, governments and companies found new ways to use technology in 2018 to help people globally.

Here are 10 new uses of technology in the past year:

19 Dec 2018 description

by Megan Rowling

"Levels of climate finance must meet the actual costs for our countries to adapt and address the impacts of climate change"

BARCELONA, Dec 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.N. climate talks in Poland over the past two weeks failed to deliver enough new funding for poor countries that are already suffering as the world warms, but did take some steps towards narrowing the shortfall in the future, experts said.

18 Dec 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the International Organization for Migration and organizations around the globe in honoring International Migrants Day. Each year, International Migrants Day is held on Dec. 18 to recognize the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants worldwide. On Dec. 4, 2000, the UN General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed Dec. 18 as International Migrants Day.

18 Dec 2018 description

Data are essential to provide a better understanding of the educational contexts in order to make the system more innovative and effective in identifying trends and possibilities

We live in a rapidly changing world, and every nation is endeavoring to adapt to these changes. However, without appropriate planning based on high quality data, tremendous resources and effort will be wasted.

14 Dec 2018 description
report R4V

Emergency plan for refugees and migrants from Venezuela launched

Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release

Faced with the largest population outflow in Latin America of recent years, 95 organizations covering 16 countries have been working together to establish a comprehensive response to the urgent needs of millions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela, and host communities. This effort is coordinated by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration.

14 Dec 2018 description

by Laurie Goering | @lauriegoering | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 13 December 2018 13:19 GMT

"There are limits" to how much people can adapt if drought continues to worsen in the semi-arid Sahel, researchers warn

KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is driving much drier conditions in Africa's Sahel belt, which has experienced a 50-percent hike in record dry months in recent decades, scientists said.

12 Dec 2018 description


Technical Deep Dive on Seismic Risk and Resilience

Every year, approximately 70,000 people die worldwide from natural disasters. Most of these deaths are caused by building collapse during earthquakes, and the great majority occur in developing countries. Earthquakes also push approximately 4 million people into extreme poverty every year. Earthquakes test the strength of societies, governments, and the built environment.

11 Dec 2018 description

by Mami Mizutori | UNISDR

  • Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

There is no economic loss data for 63 percent of the disasters recorded over the last 20 years

“It’s the economic loss, stupid!”

10 Dec 2018 description
report The Global Fund

Women and girls continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, TB and malaria. Gender inequality, discrimination, violence, limited access to education and a lack of tailored services inhibit women’s and girls’ access to health care and fuel new infections.