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Tarannum is a cheerful, bright-eyed 8-year old girl living in Topsia slum, a crowded neighbourhood of seemingly makeshift homes in Kolkata, India, with a wastewater canal running through it. Tarannum’s family and neighbours are amongst the 163 million people in India who do not have access to basic water services [i].
Hygiene practices are poor across India. (read more)
Every year the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development (FfD) Follow-up reviews the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) – a 15-year, intergovernmental deal on financing for development adopted by United Nations Member States in 2015, which aims to help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and end poverty by 2030.
The 2017 report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development (IATF) informed this year’s forum, which was held last month in New York. (read more)
By Alvaro Rodriguez, UN Resident Coordinator for Tanzania and Development Partners Group co-chair; and Christian Shingiro, Development Management Specialist, Development Partners Group Secretariat Tanzania
The Government of Tanzania and its development partners (DPs) recognise that the development finance landscape is changing rapidly, both globally and nationally. In 2015, Tanzania renewed its focus on its transition to a middle income country and its ambition to become a semi-industrialized nation. For decades, aid accounted for half of the country’s budget. It now stands at slightly above 10%. (read more)
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