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Over the next few years, the global community will grapple with profound issues that will have an outsized impact on development-related investments for decades. Clearly, the UN and others are taking this process very seriously and proactively seeking out stakeholder views. If augmented by direct engagement with the world’s poorest people, these laudable efforts will undoubtedly increase the quality of the post-2015 goals and rally greater support for getting them done. MORE
How can it be that 40% of Africa's children are so chronically malnourished by the age of five that they wil lnever fully thrive, physically recover or mentally develop - a statistic that has not improved in two decades, despite so much other development progress? MORE
Natural resources have the potential to bring wealth and stability to resource-rich developing countries. Too often, corruption and mismanagement of natural resources leads to poverty and conflict. Improving natural resource governance is a crucial first step to ensuring citizens can hold their governments accountable for the oil and mineral wealth that belongs to their country, and to allowing citizens and governments to assess if they are receiving a fair deal for their resources. MORE
High quality development assistance works. Across the globe, investments are providing lifesaving results. Transparency and accountability can help to make sure that aid is as effective as possible. Increased aid transparency and coordination would ensure that scarce aid resources are used efficiently to deliver the biggest impact possible in terms of poverty reduction. MORE
To promote greater transparency and accountability, ONE is working on a number of fronts, pushing for improved natural resource governance, greater transparency about budgets and aid, and encouraging donors to invest more in building the capacity of civil society organizations and other oversight institutions (parliaments, for example) so that they can make use of the information that transparency will unleash, in order to hold governments to account. MORE
50 million people could be locked in extreme poverty and 15 million children could remain chronically malnourished unless world leaders take urgent action to break the cycle of poverty and hunger. MORE
ONE's updated policy pitch on what it will take to reach the beginning of the end of AIDS by 2015. MORE
A handy Q&A that takes a closer look at the Cardin-Lugar Amendment and how it will help.