This week’s hot links include: international aid, sustainable development goals and the United Nations youth forum.

3 Feb

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February 24 marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Helen Clark for UN Development explores the challenges and landmarks of the last year and the opportunities for the UNDP and international development in 2016. A storify published by the UNDP discusses the previous year in international development, the UNDP role in […]

This week’s hot links include; wealth inequality, universal education, crises response and the World Economic Forum 2016.

27 Jan

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Coinciding with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Oxfam have issued a report – entitled An Economy for the 1%– outlining how wealth inequality has grown to the stage where 62 of the world’s richest people own as much as the poorest half of the world’s people combined. Oxfam argue that power and privilege is being […]

This week’s hot links include; the lifting of sanctions on Iran, the Gates Foundation and ordinary citizens in governance.

20 Jan

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Suzanne Maloney writing for The Brooking Institution discusses how Iran’s nuclear agreement has led to historic sanctions relief from the international community. The release of five imprisoned Americans represents an Iranian retreat on an issue central to the worldview of the regime’s ideologues. These milestones represent a momentous step forward for Iran and the effort […]

This week’s hot links include international aid budgets and the refugee crisis, strategy for women living amid war and the UN global socially-inclusive development report.

13 Jan

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Larry Elliott, Economic Editor at The Guardian, writes how the world’s poor lose out as aid is diverted to the refugee crisis. He states that donor countries are increasingly dipping into their aid budgets to deal with the migration crisis. He comments that ‘spending money that should be going to save lives and build futures […]

This week’s hot links include a retrospective examination at international achievements in 2015 aswell as a prospective look into global strategic development in 2016. This includes; drug policy, gender, sustainable development goals and climate change.

6 Jan

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Kasia Malinowska, Director of the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program writing for The Huffington Post discusses how existing drug control policies are failing globally. She also writes how countries such as The Netherlands, Switzerland and Portugal are being responsive to local needs with local innovative solutions providing much needed global leadership on the topic. […]

This week’s hot links span the sustainable development goals, the BRIC’S place in the future world order, innovation labs and women’s land rights.

23 Dec

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Bience Gawanas, special adviser to Namibia’s minister of health and social services, shares her thoughts on the greatest challenge for accountability in the SDGs discussing how connecting people to development is key to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) strategy as part of the global conversation #DemocracyMatters and in partnership with International Institute for Democracy and […]

This week’s hot links span climate change strategy, mainstreaming equality and how employment can deliver strategic development goals.

16 Dec

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With the passing of a global agreement at COP21 in Paris on December 12, countries around the world are stepping up their action on climate change to meet the ambition of the agreement. More than 180 countries have submitted national pledges for climate action before and during COP21, including more than 130 countries working with […]

This week’s hot links span ISIS strategies, the UKs Development Strategy and Participation, Power and Preferences in International Development.

9 Dec

Ian Bremmer states that more than four years into the war in Syria, the U.S has no credible plan to defeat ISIS. Writing for Time, he offers Six Steps to Building an ISIS Strategy as an alternative to the US leading the fight in Syria. The Washington Post also engage with the topic of IS […]