Report reveals wide disparities in Africa poverty goal progress
New analysis published today shows that 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have accelerated progress in the last three years on reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and 16 are on track to halve extreme poverty by 2015, but further momentum is at risk due to laggard countries where progress has stalled or gone into reverse.
DATA Report 2013 shows African trailblazers deliver big advances in fight against extreme poverty but African governments set to fall $243 billion short on development promises
New analysis published today from the ONE Campaign shows that 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have accelerated progress in the last three years on reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and 16 are on track to halve extreme poverty by 2015. But further momentum is at risk due to laggard countries where progress has stalled or gone into reverse, as governments across sub-Saharan Africa are set to fall short of their own development commitments by an estimated $243 billion by 2015.
ONE responds to the outcome of the European Development Ministers’ Meeting
Eloise Todd, Brussels director at ONE said: “Millions of children, particularly in Africa, still suffer throughout their lives because of stunting caused by under-nutrition during their mother’s pregnancy or early in life. We welcome today’s decision to back the EU’s new strategy for reducing under nutrition in developing countries.
ONE responds to the UK and France EITI announcement
Responding to the UK’s decision to join the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative, Adrian Lovett, Europe Executive Director at ONE said: “Today’s announcement is another step in the right direction by David Cameron in the fight against extreme poverty. Coming just six weeks after the historic political deal was reached in Europe on new rules requiring extractive companies to declare their payments to foreign governments, the implementation of EITI shows continued political will by the UK and France to support transparency in the extractive sectors both at home and abroad and sends a strong and clear message.
ONE responds to the outcome of the Mali donor conference
Eloise Todd, Brussels director at ONE said: “Today’s conference was a welcome initiative from the EU and France. The European Commission’s pledge of €524 million, nearly half of the overall EU pledge, will make an important contribution to Mali’s recovery. But the big picture is that aid budgets are shrinking across much of Europe, and the EU itself is looking to freeze aid spending over the next seven years.
ONE responds to renewed EU commitments on vaccines, HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria
ONE welcomes European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs’s renewed support for critical global health initiatives announced today at the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In a speech, President Barroso reaffirmed the EU’s commitment to the GAVI vaccines alliance as well as treatments for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria through the Global Fund.
ONE hails deal on EU oil sector transparency rules
The ONE Campaign warmly welcomes a political deal reached this evening on new European rules requiring oil, gas, mining and forestry companies to declare the payments they make to foreign governments.
The Final 1000 Days: Accelerating the Fight against Extreme Poverty
As new OECD data shows donors faltering, ONE calls for a ‘sprint to the finish’ to meet 2015 goals.
New figures show EU aid drops for second year running; just 1000 days left to hit global poverty goals
New figures released by the OECD today show the EU’s aid levels dropped for the second year in a row, taking EU donors further off track from their spending target of 0.7 per cent of gross national income (GNI) by 2015.
A GROWING OPPORTUNITY: Investment in agriculture crucial to drive down poverty in sub-Saharan Africa
Agriculture could be a catalyst for economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa, but lack of funding for strategic investment risks undermining progress, according to a report published today by the ONE Campaign. Despite agriculture’s significant contribution to the economy of most African countries, investment in infrastructure, technology, and market development for the sector remains very low.