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Overview of RESULTS Global Campaigns for 2013

RESULTS 2013 campaign goals are to mobilize resources for poverty-focused development assistance and life-saving global health programs. RESULTS continues to work to reach the poorest with access to quality health services, basic education, and financial services to build pathways out of poverty. RESULTS campaigns are tied to current UN Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) for ending extreme poverty by 2015. 

Read a summary of our 2012 actions and accomplishments!


Education for All

Millennium Development Goals

  • MDG 2: Achieve universal primary education
  • MDG 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

Context and Opportunity

RESULTS will advocate for additional U.S. funding for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), and set the stage for the GPE donor replenishment meeting in 2014. The introduction and advancement of the Education for All Act in the House and Senate with strong GPE language will be an important tool to engage members of Congress and build support. RESULTS will also work to enhance the impact of bilateral education programs through the research and analysis, and continue its advocacy to ensure the World Bank continues to increase its investments in basic education

Objectives

  1. Secure increased appropriations for the Global Partnership for Education as a way for the US to fulfill its literacy and girls education targets. 
  2. Support introduction and advancement of the Education for All Act in the House and introduction in the Senate

Economic Opportunity

Millennium Development Goals

  • MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • MDG 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

Context and Opportunity

RESULTS will work with congressional allies to enhance oversight of USAID programs, and in particular the Microfinance Results and Accountability Act of 2004 requirement that half of microfinance funding be directed to the very poor. Recent data from USAID show improvement in investment in very poor and under-served areas, but it is unclear how and whether this fits into a broader strategy. RESULTS will also explore legislation to enhance the effectiveness of U.S. microfinance programs in reaching and assisting the very poor. RESULTS will also work to maintain U.S. pressure on the government of Bangladesh to preserve the independence of Grameen Bank.

Objectives

  1. . Increase congressional oversight of pressure to direct half of microfinance assistance to the very poor by supporting passage of H.R. 2524 and S. 2027. 
  2. Secure increased appropriations for microfinance for the very poor in foreign aid funding.

Global Health (Global Fund and Tuberculosis)

Millennium Development Goals

  • MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB

Context and Opportunity

New scientific breakthroughs and over a decade of progress have made the defeat of AIDS, TB and malaria possible. The Global Fund’s donor replenishment conference will be a key moment to mobilize the resources to achieve this goal. As the largest donor to the Global Fund, the U.S. contribution will be instrumental in a successful replenishment. RESULTS will advocate for a three-year U.S. pledge of $5 billion, one-third of the Global Fund’s need, and advocate for increased funding for USAID’s bilateral TB program. Building on successful advocacy on behalf of GAVI, RESULTS will continue to focus on ensuring that additional child survival investments prioritize high impact interventions for the poorest children. Two priority areas are scaling up the treatment of pneumonia and diarrhea, and increasing funding for child nutrition. The UK-hosted Nutrition for Growth summit is a major opportunity to galvanize U.S. leadership on nutrition.

Objectives

  1. Secure full funding of $1.65 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
  2. Secure a three-year $5 billion U.S. pledge to the Global Fund.
  3. Secure increased funding for bilateral TB programs.

Global Health (Child Health and Nutrition)

Millennium Development Goals

  • MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • MDG 4: Reduce Child Mortality

Context and Opportunity

Building on successful advocacy on behalf of GAVI, RESULTS will continue to focus on ensuring that additional child survival investments prioritize high impact interventions for the poorest children. Two priority areas are scaling up the treatment of pneumonia and diarrhea, and increasing funding for child nutrition. The UK-hosted Nutrition for Growth summit is a major opportunity to galvanize U.S. leadership on nutrition.

Objectives

  1. Secure full funding of $175 million for the GAVI Alliance and build support for basic vaccines.
  2. Increase funding for bilateral Maternal and Child Health programs.
  3. Increase U.S. funding and leadership on child undernutrition.

See the 2012 Global Poverty Campaigns Summary for details on our work last year.