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In the Fight for Gender Equality, We Must First Fill the Gaps in Data

The author stresses upon the importance of data in order to measure the progress on gender equality goals. She cites that data shapes our ability to know what the problems are and it also helps us better understand them and solve them. She illustrates this point with an example of a report from the sample registration system bulletin which shows increasing gender gaps in infant mortality in Bihar. The author concludes that data should also inspire action, aside from measuring progress.

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Improving Timeliness and Completeness of Routine Immunizations in Low-Resource Settings Will Save Lives

A large portion of the child deaths occurring in low-income countries could be prevented with high, complete, and timely coverage of already existing vaccines. Near 1.5 million of the deaths among children under 5 years is due to diseases that could be prevented by routine immunization. This is almost 17% of the global total mortality in children under 5 years of age!

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21st Century Progress in Africa: Achieving MDG 4 in Liberia and Malawi

I’d like to tackle another myth: that in order for anything to work, everything must work.

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Nine Surprising Facts About Global Development

Nine facts about global development issues that you probably didn't know.

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Where in the World Were You Born?

It turns out that one of the most telling questions about you is “Where in the world were you born?”

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