Why is it that droughts always seem to surprise, despite the warnings? The current El Niño drought is no exception…
What can the Philippines do to Accelerate Nutrition Improvement?
The Philippine launch of the GNR, brilliantly organized by the Government of the Philippines and UNICEF, was timely.
A Climate Potluck in Paris
“We have an agreement”. Those redeeming words from French foreign minister Laurent Fabius in the evening of Saturday the 12th of December unleashed a wave of standing ovations from high level UN staff…
Good COP, Bad COP: How COP21 will Impact on the SDGs
The 21st COP Summit started yesterday in Paris. After almost 20 years of climate talks, it is hoped that the international community will finally agree concerted action to tackle climate change.
Do the SDGs Signal Revolution or Evolution?
In his Global Development seminar last week, Professor David Hulme asked: Are the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the world’s biggest promise or just another development fad?
Climate Negotiations Open in Paris: a Perspective from Southern Africa
Today COP 21 opens in Paris. Over two weeks a new climate deal will hopefully be agreed. It is a critical juncture for humanity.
Food Security in Africa: Crop Choice, Climate and Gender
Food security in Africa is challenged in three key ways – by competition between food and cash crops, by constrained access to productive resources, and through social norms.
SDGs to the Rescue in Post-2015 Development?
As IDS director Melissa Leach delivered her inspiring, wide-ranging and thought-provoking talk – Equality, sustainability, security: Towards transformations in a global development era – to start our inaugural Global Development seminar series, I pondered the role of superheroes and development solutions.
Bangladesh Can Become a Beacon for Rapid Malnutrition Reduction – If It Chooses To
One of the welcome pieces of news from the 2015 Global Nutrition Report is that Bangladesh, a country with one of the highest undernutrition burdens in the world, is on course to meet global targets for stunting reduction.
50 Numbers to Help End Malnutrition by 2030
The 2015 Global Nutrition Report contains a lot of numbers. We have been asking panellists at various launch events which they find most interesting and why.