Policy

  • 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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  • Transparency and Accountability

    The Open Government Partnership

    The Open Government Partnership has the potential to encourage the opening of governance on a global scale, bringing together transparency and accountability initiatives – for instance on budgets, on aid and on natural resource governance, at global, national and local levels – as part of a wider vision with revolutionary potential.

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  • Transparency and Accountability

    Aid Transparency

    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. The lack of transparency in aid makes it is much harder for civil society and citizens in developing countries to hold their governments to account for their use of development assistance.

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  • Transparency and Accountability

    Natural Resource Governance

    Improving natural resource governance, in particular by improving financial transparency in the extractive industries, 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.

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  • Transparency and Accountability

    Budget Transparency

    ONE is working to promote greater transparency and accountability about budgets and aid and encouraging donors to invest more in building the capacity of civil society organizations and other oversight institutions so that they can make use of the information that transparency will unleash, in order to hold governments to account.

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  • Agriculture

    Food. Farming. Future: Breaking the Cycle of Malnutrition and Poverty

    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.

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  • HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

    2012: Fighting for the Beginning of the End of AIDS

    The world has made incredible progress in its efforts to understand, prevent and treat this disease over the last three decades, and progress has been particularly rapid during the last ten years. Yet there is much work to be done.

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  • Budgets

    ONE’S Analysis of the President’s FY2013 Budget Request for Key Poverty-Focused Development Accounts

    In total, foreign aid represents only a small fraction – less than 1% — of the entire US budget. President Obama has requested an International Affairs Budget of $56.2 billion for FY2013, including base funding and Overseas Contingency Operations account (OCO) for the frontline states. The level is 2.4% higher than appropriations enacted for FY2012.

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