A HUB FOR IDEAS, DEBATE AND RESOURCES ON HOW THE WORLD IS DOING ON INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS
In the second contribution to our new series focusing on the challenges and opportunities for advancing gender equality goals in fragile and conflict-affected countries, Nicola Jones and Fiona Samuels outline the case for greater psychosocial support to women and girls in the aftermath of conflict in order to foster bottom-up demands and capacities that are essential for lasting peace.
We need to drastically transform the entire food supply system from farm to fork in order to address food security effectively, writes Bindu N. Lohani of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). This is within our power to achieve, says Bindu, but we need to remember that we can't dream of a prosperous Asia without achieving food security.
Photographs taken in Mongolia used to accompany our education research there have been featured on Upworthy. Mongolia has made incredible progress in post-primary education, with 98% of girls and 93% of boys now receiving a secondary education. These photos show a small part of that story.
In 2012, 58 million children of primary school age were out of school – but are those in school getting the education they need? For our national progress in education blog series, Purna Kumar Shrestha looks at the lack of quality in teaching and consequent poor results of those children who have spent years in education, and the lessons we can learn from VSO and the Department of Education's work in Papua New Guinea in improving access to qualified and motivated teachers.
In the latest blog of our national progress in education series, Susan Durston questions whether education providers have exploited intersectorality for the most marginalised of children, and provides four strategic ways in which the intersectoral approach can assist education outcomes.
The World Bank Group's Mahmoud Mohieldin writes on what is important to focus on as 2015 approaches. He identifies global implementation partnerships, national level strategies and more as being crucial to achieving successful financing for the post-2015 agenda.
Wtih preliminary results in for Afghanistan's presidential election, Anna Larson looks at the significance of women's votes to the count, the prospects for women's empowerment post-election and whether women in Afghanistan can expect real progress to match the rhetoric.