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17th December 2015
The Royal Statistical Society’s call to champion a data revolution has been backed by 45 signatories. Published on World Statistics Day, on the 20th October 2015, the statement asks for wider recognition of the importance of data for policy making and for accountability in all countries of the world.
30th November 2015
What are the gendered impacts of militarism? How can we understand the role of sexual violence in conflict? What’s the role of women in peacebuilding?
20th November 2015
Scaling Up Nutrition, or SUN, is a unique Movement founded on the principle that all people have a right to food and good nutrition. It unites people—from governments, civil society, the United Nations, donors, businesses and researchers—in a collective effort to improve nutrition.
6th November 2015
Eldis is joining partners from the Open Knowledge Hub project to share learning and explore the future role of Open Knowledge approaches in addressing development challenges.Recent years have seen a rapid rise in demand for the adoption of open knowledge approaches by the development community.
6th November 2015
The Sustainable Development Summit at the end of Septmeber finally adopted the Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.Since the publication of the zero draft text of the Sustainable Development Goals in June, we've been compiling a series of responses to the tex
19th October 2015
The Sustainable Development Goals must not neglect a quarter of the world’s population, argues Nicole Votruba, Co-ordinator of the FundaMentalSDG initiative..
9th October 2015
Many of the poorest and most marginalised groups have not benefitted enough from progress on the Millennium Development Goals. In a new blog post, Tanvi Bhatkal explains why a shift in attitude and policy is needed.
8th October 2015
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), which runs from 1-7 August, 2015, focuses this year on the importance of supporting women to combine breastfeeding and work. This includes women working in paid employment, self-employment, seasonal and contract work to unpaid home and care work.
8th October 2015
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), celebrated by feminist activists as a triumph for women's rights, is 20 years old. The world that it once described has changed profoundly in some respects, and yet in others remains surprisingly similar.
8th October 2015
Assessing trends in malnutrition rates and country progress towards global nutrition targets can be tricky. Global numbers often paint a gloomy picture when many countries are making great strides in improving nutrition.
7th September 2015
On 11 August 2015 Amnesty International’s decision-making forum, the International Council Meeting (ICM), adopted a resolution to develop a policy that supports the full decriminali
3rd September 2015
With the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) taking place in Ethiopia from 13-16 July, what is the relevance and importance of gender equality to global development finance debates?
1st September 2015
As the scientific community geared up for the 'Our Common Future Under Climate Change' conference in Paris (7-10 July 2015) we presented a series of articles reflecting on some of the key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change.  The Paris conference was seen as a final opportunity before COP21 in December to take stock of existing knowledge, and explore innovative
27th August 2015
This week we turn our attention to Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) for our Spotlight series. The series profiles research organisations based in developing countries.
13th August 2015
Jason Hickel makes the case that in order to solve poverty and ecological crisis we need to tackle endless growth head on.
13th August 2015
The dynamics of poverty and agro-food systems are a focus for research and policy engagement institute PLAAS.
24th July 2015
Around 400 development professionals, government officials, technical innovators, statisticians, researchers and data scientists gathered at the end of April in the Colombian city of Cartagena for the Cartagena Data Festival.
3rd July 2015
The Commission on the Status of Women is over for another year and feminists are demanding stronger political commitment.“The year 2015 is the start of a make-or-break period for gender equality and women’s empowerment. We have to complete the work of the last 20 years. There is a great deal of unfinished business.