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6 April 2016

An overview of Kenya’s Single Registry Model

The launch of Kenya’s Single Registry scheme marks a major step forward in the management & monitoring of social protection in low & middle-income countries
22 March 2016

People in rural areas risk being left behind as aid to water and sanitation appears to provide better support to urban areas

Today we celebrate World Water Day 2016, coordinated by UN-Water as a reminder that water has the power to transform people’s lives. While the world met th
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Written by Wilbrod Ntawiha

21 March 2016

Taking joined-up data to the UN: engaging with the official statistics community

Data is power & there's now clear recognition internationally that we need to harness it by modernising statistical systems & embracing the data revolution
16 March 2016

To meet the urgent needs of people affected by the Syria crisis, donors must promptly deliver against funding commitments

As the Syria conflict enters its sixth year, the overwhelming scale of displacement and needs both within Syria and in the wider region continues to rise.
14 March 2016

Make it count: why and how to track aid for domestic revenue mobilisation

Domestic revenue – the funds that governments raise through tax and other finance streams – will be a key driving force behind implementing the Sustainable
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Written by Tim Strawson

9 March 2016

Modernising ODA loans: impact of new DAC reporting rules (part 2)

In part 1 of this blog series, we looked at the rule changes around measuring loan concessionality and some possible implications of these. This second par

Written by Rob Tew

Head of Technical Development

8 March 2016

Modernising ODA loans: impact of new DAC reporting rules (part 1)

Could the new rules incentivise more loans to indebted countries? The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance
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Written by Cordelia Lonsdale

8 March 2016

The proportion of aid that is specifically targeted at gender remains low

The ambition to address global gender inequality is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the commitment to leave no one behind.
4 March 2016

Sustainable Development Goals, seen through the perspective of data standards

Standards help us understand the meaning & significance of data.The SDG framework is a standard of logically classified data.
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Written by Beata Lisowska