Gender Nutrition Report Review

June 14 in The Dirksen Senate building marked the 2016 Gender Nutrition Report (GNR) launch. Some of people who made this launch possible included Roger Thurow (Senior Fellow ,The Chicago Council on Global Affairs), Marie Ruel ( Division Director of Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, IFPRI, Patrick Stover (Professor and Director at the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, …

How Are We Doing on the SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were conceived as a vision for the post-2015 agenda. They are an action plan to continue the work the Millennium Development Goals started. We are six months into the SDGs. Do we know what’s been accomplished thus far? How are we doing? You can see for yourself how well the world’s progress on the SDGs. Bertelsmann …

Top 5 Takeaways from the SDSN Guidebook “Getting Started With The SDGs”

Let the work begin! The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a Global Initiative of the United Nations, has released a guidebook  “Getting Started with the Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) to help all stakeholders understand and implement the Post-2015 development agenda. The year 2016 marks the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the official launch of the Post-2015 SDGs to be achieved by …

PPD-6: The Basics

The Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development (PPD-6) was  released last week after a court order and frames U.S. development policy under  three pillar approach. Focused on sustainable development outcomes that value economic growth and democratic governance, game-changing innovations, and sustainable systems for achieving high-impact development, PPD-6 provides development policy with a new operational model and a modern architecture that elevates …