Policy

  • Development Assistance

    1000 Days to Go: Accelerating the Fight against Extreme Poverty

    On April 5, 2013, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline will be just 1,000 days away. Where do we stand on these ambitious goals? Have we collectively done enough to convert them into reality? And what needs to happen during the last 1,000 days to ensure that the world not only sprints to the finish line – but blows right through it?

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  • Agriculture

    DATA Report: A Growing Opportunity: Measuring Investments in African Agriculture

    Ten years ago, Africa’s hunger season reached new levels of desperation. Hunger crises gripped the continent from the Horn to the southern tip. Something had to change. And it did.

    Teeing up for this critical year, this report holds governments accountable to their past commitments on agriculture and food security and looks ahead to future opportunities for growth.

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  • Energy

    Electrify Africa: Providing Energy Access in sub-Saharan Africa

    589 million people in sub-Saharan Africa—68% of the population—do not have access to electricity or other modern energy services and roughly 30 African countries face endemic power shortages. This hampers services in health and education, profoundly limits economic development and disproportionately affects women. This lack of energy access is a major barrier to eradicating poverty in Africa, yet there is a way to change this. Providing access to reliable and affordable energy is one of the most powerful development multipliers—giving those trapped in subsistence lifestyles the means to work their way out of poverty.

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  • Transparency and Accountability

    Open for Development

    This spring, the UN is meeting to decide the framework for ending global poverty. The agenda set at that meeting will affect the livelihoods, the health, and the futures of millions of the world’s poorest people. But right now, those people are not involved in that agenda-setting process. Worse yet, they don’t even know it’s happening. ONE believes that the path to ending extreme poverty must be one that factors in the voices of those actually living in extreme poverty.

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  • Agriculture

    New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition: Part 1

    Here at ONE, when we think of the New Alliance, we immediately think of this ambitious goal of lifting 50 million people out of poverty. However, to others, the New Alliance remains a mystery, shrouded in confusion and misunderstanding. Some of the criticism of the initiative has been fueled by an assumption that it is dominated by large U.S. multinational companies and in particular by large seed and fertilizer companies. We decided to dig deeper and find out which companies are involved, where they’re based, what they intend to do, and how much money they’re planning to invest.

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  • HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, created in 2002, raises and distributes significant resources to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, which together killed nearly 4.2 million in 2007.

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  • HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

    The Beginning of the End? Tracking Global Commitments on AIDS

    Much progress has been made across these three targets, and many stakeholders are making significant contributions to the fight against AIDS. But ultimately, the report finds that without a heightened sense of urgency and without collective action starting in 2013, the beginning of the end of AIDS will remain a distant ambition, and millions of lives will hang in the balance.

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  • Development Assistance

    What Does the World Want from the Next Global Development Goals?

    How can ensure the world’s poor help define the framework after 2015? ONE’s new report from Global Policy Director Ben Leo and Research Assistant Khai Hoan Tram examines the idea behind a global poll titled What the World Wants — a poll that asks the world’s ordinary citizens, including the poorest and most marginalized, what they really want out of the new global development goals.

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  • Agriculture

    Putting Nutrition on the Agenda

    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? Download our policy brief on chronic malnutrition.

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  • DATA Report

    DATA Report 2012: Europe’s African Promise

    With the economic crisis bringing austerity to much of Europe, this year’s report is especially important. In times of plenty it is easy to be generous – but in times of crisis, keeping those promises counts more than ever.

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