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At any given moment, RESULTS staff and advocates are busy working with their elected officials, local media, and communities to realize a world without poverty. Read their stories here.

Right to Education Index Pilot Report Now Available

By Tony Baker, Education for All Campaign Manager
April 25, 2016

In 2015, RESULTS Educational Fund and partners piloted the Right to Education Index in five countries. The results of that pilot are now available in the Right to Education Index Pilot Report.

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Are For-profit, Fee-charging Private Schools the Solution for the World’s Poor?

By Tony Baker, Education for All Campaign Manager
April 23, 2016

Donor support to for-profit, fee-charging school companies has inspired a global debate. Are these schools reaching the poor, or are they reinforcing school fees, a known barrier for the poor that the international community has worked decades to abolish. The World Bank has been criticized for recent investments in this area by both local communities and global civil society, raising a fundamental question: Why is the World Bank supporting the expansion of for-profit, fee-charging private schools? RESULTS and partners placed this question front and center in a session held as part of the 2016 World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings earlier this month.

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Child Nutrition Programs Feed Children, Sustains Communities

By Nick Wood, U.S. Poverty Policy Volunteer
April 22, 2016

Republicans on the House Education and Workforce Committee will consider Child Nutrition legislation in the coming weeks, which includes the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and WIC. Anti-hunger advocates are very concerned about the proposed House bill. 

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Why Congress is Considering Regulating Paid Tax Preparers

By Keithlee Spangler, Emerson National Hunger Fellow
April 19, 2016

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the refundable portion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) lifted about 9.7 million people out of poverty in 2014. Of course, it is critical that low-income working Americans benefit from these tax credits by keeping all, or at least most, of their refunds. On April 20, the Senate Finance Committee will consider an amendment to regulate paid tax preparers.

 
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