October 23, 2019

International Women’s Day 2019. Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena

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Recognizing Women’s Rights, Essential for Inclusive and Sustainable Development By Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC Since the start of the 20th century, March has been a key month for fights for the rights of women who, despite persistent hurdles, have made enormous strides in the quest for guaranteeing their physical, economic and decision-making autonomy. […]

1.5 critical reasons

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5 Reasons 1.5 remains critical for the Caribbean By Dizzanne Billy From Climate Tracker At COP24, we were not surprised to see contention arising between grown delegates over the use of miniscule words. It happened last year, this year, and it is with high confidence that we declare it will happen at COP25, whether it […]

Latin America and the Caribbean should tap into big data to reduce the cost of measuring poverty

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By Luis Tejerina and Juan Miguel Villa From IDB According to the US government, the 2020 census could cost as much as $15.6 billion, or $49 per inhabitant. While in developing countries, according to a study of 77 countries carried out by Development Initiatives, the average cost of conducting a household survey ranges from $1 […]

Former German development executive joins United Nations agency, IFAD, as Vice-President

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Rome, 1 February 2018 – Cornelia Richter, a German national and former Managing Director and member of the Executive Committee of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), joined the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today as Vice-President. In her new role, Richter will provide strategic direction to IFAD, promote corporate approaches and solutions, […]

Analysing the role of Caribbean migrant women

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From ECLAC The Caribbean has one of the highest emigration rates of skilled and tertiary-educated individuals in the world. Women account for a large percentage of these individuals. In the United States alone, women make up 55 percent of the estimated four million Caribbean people residing there. A newly published joint study by the Economic […]

New IFAD-financed project in Jordan supports small ruminant production and reduces poverty in rural communities

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Rome, 6 December 2017— Nearly 12,000 rural families will benefit from a new financing agreement signed last month between Jordan and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The US$12.8 million Small Ruminants Investment and Graduating Households in Transition Project (SIGHT) will ensure that small ruminant producers receive support from the public and private sectors […]

IFAD President to commit support to Mexico’s agenda on rural poverty reduction

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Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will meet with high-ranking officials of the Mexican government on 24 November to discuss IFAD’s support of Mexico’s agenda on rural poverty reduction, as well as its roadmap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals within the 2030 Agenda. This is Houngbo’s first official […]

Byron-Nisbett attends Trinidad and Tobago retreat on “Building Caribbean Resilience”

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SOURCE: St Kitts & Nevis Observer From the St. Kitts-Nevis Parliament Basseterre, St. Kitts – Deputy Speaker Sen. the Honourable Akilah Byron-Nisbett was among Parliamentarians from 15 Caribbean countries and a dozen development agencies who recently participated in a two-day retreat in Trinidad and Tobago. The two-day workshop which was held from Nov. 8-9 at the Hyatt […]

PAHO aims to reduce shortage of health workers in the Americas, improve distribution, and enhance skills to achieve SDGs

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New PAHO strategy to guide national policies on human resources for health to overcome an estimated shortage of almost 800,000 workers Washington, D.C., 29 September 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – A new strategy approved by the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) aims to guide national policies on human resources for […]

Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development – 2017 México

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Mexico 26 April 2017 DESCRIPTION At the thirty-sixth session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), held in Mexico City from 23 to 27 May 2016, the member States adopted resolution 700 (XXXVI), Mexico Resolution, which established the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development […]