Duncan Green breaks down the key findings of a report from the ONE campaign which finds that progress is being made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, with progress on three key targets in particular. However, the report also identifies that further, more urgent steps need to be taken to make the beginning of the end of AIDS a reality.
CAF's 2013 World Giving Index uses data from the Gallup World Poll to establish the proportion of people in 135 countries that have given money to charity, volunteered and helped a stranger in the past month.
A new study led by researchers at Harvard, University of California San Francisco, and the Malian Ministry of Health shows a ten-fold decrease in under-five child mortality in Yirimadjo, Mali, following the roll-out of a new model health system.
Where is there most room for improvement in the evaluation of maternal health initiatives? Giulia Greco explains how broader measures of outcomes that are grounded in people’s values and priorities can be used to evaluate community-based programmes.
Wrapping up our blog series on measuring urban wellbeing, ODI's Paula Lucci takes a look at the contributions which have highlighted problems with the existing data and suggested ways to improve it in a post-2015 framework.
Setting out three key policy changes that an expanded post-2015 housing target should bring about, Eduardo Rojas shifts the emphasis of our urban quality of life debate from how to measure it to how to improve it.
Grounding his argument in a holistic and multidimensional conception of quality of life, Gora Mboup argues in this blog that post-2015 targets on urban areas must look to measure environment and infrastructure. He discusses the implications of this approach, especially in terms of how we should measure progress on such targets.
The World Bank's Judy Baker believes we can do better on urban poverty if we tackle several key problems and take on board four guiding principles as approach the post-2015 era: standardisation, investing in systematic data collection, ensuring open access and promoting information-based planning.
Do assertions that ‘philanthropic giving across borders’ is now a major player in development financing really stand up to scrutiny? Development Initiatives’ Sarah Hénon takes a look at the evidence in the first blog of the second set in our financing progress series.
It's easy to be aware of the global discourse on urban quality of life, but what about the views of those living in urban contexts? This contribution to our blog series on measuring urban poverty argues that it is essential to hear those views and act on them, bringing the voices of the poor into the measurement process.
Should we keep shelter on the agenda in future development goals? This blog argues that there are compelling reasons to shift from a direct focus on shelter to other, more specific goals based around infrastructure and services.
In this first blog of our urban poverty series, we look at what data and indicators are needed to measure the urban quality of life, particularly for those living in informal settlements. The author argues that the measurement debate is some way off including what it needs to on urban issues.