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Tag "development"

Echoes from UN-FFD3 Conference: The Limits to Financing for Gender Equality

This week, governments from all around the world are gathering at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit to adopt the Agenda 2030. They will commit to pursue sustainable development for all, including by reaching a new set of goals. In this process, the inclusion of a stand-alone goal on gender equality, with specific targets, as well […]

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Hierarchy of needs or synergy of goals?

In a recent article in Foreign Affairs, Marc Bellemare (1) joins the current debate on aid effectiveness, arguing for a targeted approach that focuses on basic needs and raising incomes. Other endeavors—such as gender equality, environmental sustainability, breastfeeding, cookstoves, and an independent media—are a distraction, he argues, and will, in any case, automatically follow once […]

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