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2015: A year of opportunities and threats for women’s rights in Nigeria
The Women for Women International’s parliamentary briefing on women’s rights in Nigeria, which was held at the UK House of Lords in London, on February 25, opened with a discussion on the opportunities and challenges for 2015. While the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals and the reviews of international commitments, such as the Beijing Platform for Action and the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, can be seen as major opportunities, the growing insecurity due to the Boko Haram insurgency, as well as new and ongoing governance issues raise serious concerns.

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Organic agriculture and post-2015 development goals: building on the comparative advantage of poor farmers
Setboonsarng true; A. Markandya / Asian Development Bank, 2015
The book makes an evidence-based case for organic agriculture in developing countries, particularly those in Southeast Asia. It argues that organic agriculture has contributed to several of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG...
The United Nations Post-2015 Agenda for Global Development: perspectives from China and Europe
T. Fues (ed); J. Ye (ed) / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute (GDI), 2014
This publication focuses on scholarly discourses and policy challenges in China and Germany. Articles from The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), also cover European perspectives whil...
The use of ICTs to express public outrage in Nigeria over child marriage
C. Hackenesch; H. Janus / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute (GDI), 2013
The rise of emerging economies has fundamentally changed the context in which negotiations on a post-2015 agreement take place. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were an agenda driven by traditional donors and North-South relati...
Facing the facts: the truth about ageing and development
Age International, 2015
The number of people in the world has doubled since 1970, and will grow further, from 7 to 10 billion, by 2050. But less well-known is the fact that the world is ageing as well as growing. There are currently 868 million older people ...
Global development goals: leaving no one behind
2013
Aimed at policy-makers, practitioners and interested observers, this publication aims to encourage renewed commitment to the existing MDGs, inspire creativity in achieving them and generate debate on the main issues that will shape th...
Best practices in poverty alleviation and SDGs in South Asia: a compendium
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, 2014
This Compendium of the Best Practices begins by outlining the emphasis of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) institutions on poverty alleviation from 1985 to 2012 when the Poverty Alleviation Ministers’ mee...
Responding to rapid population growth in Egypt
H. Youssef; M. Osman; F. Roudi-Fahimi / Population Reference Bureau, 2014
Egypt’s rapid population growth is putting pressure on the country’s economy and environment and is threatening the health and well-being of its people. From 1994 to 2014, the population grew by 46 percent, from 60 million...
Monitoring demographic indicators for the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): a review of proposed approaches and opportunities
S. Helleringer / International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, 2015
Based on a review of available data sources and estimation strategies, this paper suggests that low and middle-income countries where complete vital registration systems do not yet exist, or cannot be established in a short time, shou...
Progress for children: beyond averages - learning from the MDGs
United Nations Children's Fund, 2015
This eleventh edition of Progress for Children is UNICEF’s final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It presents latest data that show while the MDGs helped drive tremendous advances in the lives of ...
Topic Guide: Planning and financing of the effective maintenance of infrastructure
J. Cox / Evidence on Demand, 2015
The purpose of this Topic Guide is give DFID advisers and programme managers sufficient awareness and understanding of current key issues relating to the planning and financing for effective maintenance of infrastructure. The guide is...
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