Localizing the SDGs in Malawi

On May 15, 2015, The Hunger Project and World Vision co-hosted a nationally-broadcast panel discussion in Lilongwe on localizing the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals in Malawi. The focused and frank discussion resulted in significant commitments to greater partnership among five key groups of development actors. The panelists include: Chris Kang’ombe, Principal Secretary of the Malawi…

Our perspective on the Global Nutrition Report

Background: Nutrition is a huge and difficult challenge, requiring convergent action on many fronts: agriculture, health, WASH, education and – most importantly – gender equality and female empowerment. Those championing this action have been held back by the lack of timely data — until now. In the aftermath of the the 2013 Nutrition for Growth summit in…

Elements of the Post-2015 Political Declaration

The United Nations has invited comment on its draft document on the Elements of the Post-2015 Political Declaration, available at this link. Our president and CEO addressed the intergovernmental interactive session on 19 February 2015: click to download the Statement by Åsa Skogström Feldt. Here is an expanded version of The Hunger Project’s response to the…

World Bank Crisis Meeting on Ebola

At the 2014 Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF, President Jim Yong Kim led world leaders in forging a far-more urgent and specific consensus on what to do to halt the Ebola epidemic in the three affected countries, put in place a sustainable public health care system in those countries, and kick-start their…

Maputo to Malabo: African Union’s Declarations Commit Investment in Agricultural Development

At the commencement of the 23rd Ordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea the terms of the 2003 Maputo Declaration of Food Security and Agriculture in Africa were reaffirmed in a commitment deemed the 2014 Malabo Declaration. Nations of the African Union promised to increase efforts toward allocating 10% of respective national budgets for policy…

MDGs to SDGs: Top 10 Differences

The purpose of this note is to provide a brief outline the similarities and differences between the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) launched in 2000, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be launched in 2015 when the MDGs expire. (Update 4 December 2014)The Secretary-General has released his Synthesis Report on SDGs, which affirms and strengthens…

Local Democracy at Sweden Conference

On July 1, our Swedish Country Director Sara Wettergren spoke on a panel during Almedalen Week – the most important forum in Swedish politics. She spoke on the importance of local democracy to poverty reduction in the Post-2015 agenda, in a session organized by the Swedish International Center for Local Democracy and DeLog: the Development…