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Local Solutions in the Philippines

June 10, 2015 – Washington DC: Save the Children launched a new report today (click to download pdf) assessing the results of USAID’s “Local Solutions” initiative in the Philippines. It was launched in partnership with the Brookings Global Economy and Development at the National Press Club. Save the Children president Carolyn Miles introduced a panel moderated…

The President’s Global Development Council’s Second Report

Washington D.C.- May 21st, 2015 The President’s Global Development Council (GDC) was established by Executive Order in 2012 to inform and advise the President on U.S. global development policies and expand the external perspective on the global development agenda pursued by the U.S. government The council is made up of members appointed by the President from…

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Citizen-Led Democracy in Mongolia: Takeaways and Implications for the Post-2015 Agenda

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) has created unique assessment tools to look at country-specific democracy. The State of Democracy (SoD) and State of Local Democracy (SoLD) are assessment frameworks intended for international use. International IDEA’s recently released report on Mongolia’s successful utilization of the SoD assessment framework reveals how countries can use SoD to…

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European Union Commits to Increase Development Aid for Tajikistan

On October 20, 2014, the European Union and the Republic of Tajikistan took part in their fourth Cooperation Council meeting, during which the European Commission released its decision to significantly expand its development aid to this developing Central Asian country. The Commission’s aid to Tajikistan will increase by €251 million from 2014 to 2020 and will go towards…

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Partnership Between the People, Local Government Bodies and Central Government for Achieving MDGs in Bangladesh

[The following paper was presented by Professor Badiul Alam Majumdar, Ph.D., Global Vice President and Country Director, The Hunger Project–Bangladesh at the International Political Science Association (IPSA), 10 July 2014] “People are poor because they are powerless. We must organize people for power. They must organize themselves in such a way that they can change…