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From farm to fork - combating Asia’s hidden hunger

July 2014
Bindu N. Lohani
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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.

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Time to prioritise teacher numbers and teaching quality

July 2014
Purna Kumar Shrestha
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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.

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What will drive progress to SE4All?

June 2014
Andrew Scott, ODI
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ODI's Andrew Scott takes a look ahead to this week's Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York, calling for more discussion of how policies and institutions interact if we are to understand how different countries can progress towards the SE4All's objective of universal energy access. 

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Women and constitutional reform: is a seat at the table enough?

May 2014
Georgina Waylen
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Georgina Waylen continues our women's empowerment blog series looking at role women play in transitions to democracy and the end of conflict, describing the formal and informal ways in which women can and do engage in negotiations and political settlements. She points out these notable successes whilst at the same time arguing that international actors have a role to play in strengthening opportunities for participation in this area.

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Development at the crossroads: reflections from the Arab Region

May 2014
Kishan Khoday
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Kishan Khoday takes a look at development finance in the Arab region in the run up to 2015. Aid from the Arab region has been expanding in recent years - combined with the social changes taking place in the region, and the fact that the region still receives significant amounts of aid as well, this makes for a complex and changing development finance landscape.

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Political settlements that include women

May 2014
Clare Castillejo
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In the third contribution to our series focusing on the challenges and opportunities for advancing gender equality goals in fragile and conflict-affected countries, Clare Castillejo calls for stronger evidence on how international actors can promote inclusive political settlements that also include women.

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Women and conflict: why we should not separate rape in war from the everyday reality of violence

May 2014
Jelke Boesten
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This is the first blog in a new series focussing on the challenges and opportunities for advancing gender equality goals, women’s voice and agency in fragile and conflict-affected countries. Jelke Boesten outlines why we should not focus on rape in war without taking into account the fact that sexual violence permeates the everyday lives of women throughout the world.


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