By Crickett Nicovich, Senior Advisor for Global Policy and Government Affairs
Globally, the number of under-five child deaths per year has reached a new low. UNICEF Child Mortality Report 2017 was released this week and it again shows the incredible gains that have been made in child survival over the past couple of decades.Read More.
By Meredith Dodson, Director of US Poverty Campaigns
Tomorrow night the Senate will vote on a budget resolution that threatens programs for millions of families across the country. They’re debating the resolution right now. Will you make a call to protect basic assistance?Read More.
At the 2016 World Bank Spring Meetings, Dr. Jim Kim declared, “providing early childhood development is both morally right and economically smart.”Read More.
By Milagros Lechleiter, Global Education Associate
Every year since 1978, the World Bank chooses a theme to conduct in-depth research as part of their “World Development Report” (WDR) series. For the 2018 edition – and for the first time in 40 years – the World Bank chose education as the exclusive theme of the WDR. The 2018 WDR explores the current state of learning and identifies a global learning crisis. The WDR team recognizes three broad main issues around the learning crisis: systemic inefficiencies, misalignment and incoherency with public policy goals, and inequality in school participation. In response to the WDR, RESULTS Educational Fund highlights the need for improved education financing solutions through civil society and national partnerships. One opportunity to do so, is by fully supporting the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) at its upcoming financing conference.Read More.