Despite a dramatic drop in child mortality rates, the year’s-end millennium development goal to cut by 2/3 the number of those who die before age 5 will be missed, according to UN agencies. The numbers: 16,000 children a day die without reaching age 5, according to the…

This is a story about how Rose—a “lead kid” from Baltimore whose family settled a lead-paint lawsuit against a slumlord in 2007—tumbled into the little-noticed, effectively unregulated netherworld of structured settlements.

Last week, 193 countries officially agreed on the SDGs that will replace millennium development goals (MDGs) and drive international efforts for the next 15 years, beginning September 25, 2015. The SDGs consist of 17 goals and 169 targets that aim to eradicate poverty,…

After more than 10 years of working to alleviate poverty in rural Africa, the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) has embarked on its first comprehensive evaluation to assess the effectiveness of its interventions.

China's foreign minister Wang Yi has pledged continued support to the 3 West-African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 11,200 people.

Chinese officials are considering nationwide reforestation projects, new taxes and tougher regulations to preserve the country’s diminishing water supply. Especially hard hit is Beijing, where rapid growth and development have drained rivers, reservoirs and underground…

Opinion is divided on the outcome of this week’s financing for development (FFD) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The action agenda lays out the different ways nations aim to pay for an ambitious plan to end poverty and ensure equality. While the UN describes the draft as…

Today marks the start of the third UN financing for development summit in Addis Ababa, geared toward setting up the financial framework to support the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While funding for the Millennium Development Goals emphasized aid, other…

Leaders worldwide agree that collecting data on population health is key to monitoring the efficacy of programs, and they met on June 9 at a high-level summit to talk strategy. The “Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health” event brought together the World Bank…

Transnational corporations annually deprive Africa of $11 billion in taxes—almost 2X Africa’s development aid intake, according to Oxfam International.