High Level Meeting of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) – December 2012

The High Level Meeting of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) was held in London on December 4-5.  According to the HLM website, the meeting focused on “three strategic issues:

  1. Post-2015 development agenda: delivering strong messages of support from the DAC Membership for the UN-led effort to identify a successor framework for the Millennium Development Goals, and on what this framework must include.
  2. Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation: reviewing actions agreed in Busan in 2011 and examining how the DAC will contribute to the Global Partnership.
  3. External development finance: analysing a future development finance framework and the strategic role of official development assistance in that context. participants discussed a wide range of development assistance issues, including the changing global context for Development Assitance. ”   Continue reading »
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Center for Health Market Innovations – 2012 Highlights

The Center for Health Market Innovations just announced the publication of its second annual addition of Highlights 2012 - a publication with observations about health markets from around the world.


According to CHMI: 

“What’s new in CHMI’s Highlights: 2012?

  • A visualization depicting key characteristics of the 1,200
    programs in CHMI’s data set, including 200 programs added since our last
    report
    , on page 10.
  • Key facts about 80 newly launched programs in the past
    year, including a Somaliland pharmacy franchise and a Kenyan call center, on
    page 8.
  • Insights into business models adopted by primary healthcare
    franchises and chains
    , mobile healthcare, and programs striving to
    improve maternal healthcare, starting on page 13.
  • A new way to track program performance in key dimensions
    like quality, cost, and efficiency; selected results from a sample of close to
    150 health programs, on page 28.
  • Examples of in-country events led by our partners in the Philippines,
    Indonesia, Kenya, and elsewhere, bringing together people who are implementing,
    studying, and funding market-based health programs. Highlights from these events
    start on page 32. …”
You can access a slide show and dowload the full report at:  http://healthmarketinnovations.org/  
Share this report on Twitter using the link bit.ly/CHMIHighlights2012 and follow @CHMInnovations to keep up on health market innovations.
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Innovation, Technology and South-South Collaboration – UNCTAD October 2012

Available online PDF [164p] at: http://bit.ly/XhFAnC

UNCTAD’s Technology and Innovation Report 2012 focuses on how South-South collaboration can help address key capacity questions faced by developing countries.

The information and analysis contained in this report mark a contribution to the efforts now getting under way to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals and to outline a post-2015 development agenda.

 

 

 

KMC/2012/KMC

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inequality in health; Socioeconomic health differentials; Gender; Violence; Poverty; Health Economics; Health
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Multinational lending: Mutual aid works for Latin America – Financial Times (September 23rd 2012)

 

“As Latin America’s economies have recovered since the so-called “lost decade” of the 1980s when hyperinflation and financial crises were the norm, so the region’s development bank, the Corporación Andina de Fomento (Andean Development Corporation, or CAF), has gone from strength to strength. …
 

The CAF’s lending operations have doubled in the past five years to $15bn, and the bank’s president, Enrique García, told the FT in an interview this year that he expected them to double again over the next five years, with a particular focus on supporting regional integration and infrastructure.”

To read this article visit the site http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/05e0b6e0-017f-11e2-83bb-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2BYYKphHd

 

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EU states lagging in aid transparency: watchdog – Reuters (October 1st 2012)

By: Ethan Bilby

European Union member states France, Germany and Italy should be more open about their financing of aid and development projects, a survey of international aid donors, published on Monday, said.

To read this article visit the site http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/01/us-eu-aid-transparency-idUSBRE89017L20121001

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Audit: USAID Haiti work ‘not on track’ – Businessweek (October 1st 2012)

By Martha Mendoza

“A newly released audit says the largest U.S. contractor working to stabilize Haiti after the 2010 earthquake is “not on track” to complete its assignments on schedule, has a weak monitoring system and is not adequately involving community members.”

To read this article visit the site http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-10-01/audit-usaid-haiti-work-not-on-track

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Denmark most committed to global development, study finds – The Copenhagen Post (October 17th 2012)

2012 ‘Commitment to Development Index’ names Denmark as the country most committed to helping poorer nations

By: Henry Butman

“The Center for Global Development has released its annual ‘Commitment to Development Index’, and this year Denmark tops the list of countries most committed to the developing world. (…) Overall, Denmark scored 7.0, finishing above both Norway and Sweden, which rounded out the top three with scores of 6.6 and 6.4 respectively.”

To read this article visit the site http://cphpost.dk/news/international/denmark-most-committed-global-development-study-finds

 

 

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD’s) – (October 2012)

UNCTAD’s Technology and Innovation Report 2012 focuses on how South-South collaboration can help address key capacity questions faced by developing countries.

The information and analysis contained in this report mark a contribution to the efforts now getting under way to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals and to outline a post-2015 development agenda.

To read this report visit the site http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/tir2012_en.pdf

 

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