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Assessing Economic and Social Impacts of Maternal Death

A report by Family Care International and several research partners focuses on the immediate and long-term effects of maternal death on children, households, and communities in developing countries. Read More
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Survey Examines Growth of Impact Investing

The annual impact investor survey reveals growing global markets for impact investments, with respondents reporting more than $10 billion of investments in 2014 and plans to commit 16 percent more in 2015. Read More
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Madagascar Creates Nation’s First Community-Led Marine Protected Areas

The three marine parks total more than 1,200 square miles in size and are located along the west coast of Madagascar in what is known as the Mozambique Channel, home to the world’s second-most ... Read More
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Update: Nigeria 2015 Election Security Threat Assessment

The tenth security threat assessment cited high potential for violence, disruption, and corruption surrounding the Nigeria 2015 general elections, particularly after they were postponed for several weeks. Read More
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Reporting on Police Treatment of Nigerian Widows

A study by the Nigerian-based Centre for Information Technology and Development has found that the country’s police force has failed to pay financial benefits owed to widows of police officers killed by Boko Haram. The ... Read More
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Assessing Foundational Education in Nigeria

The Education Partnership Centre, a MacArthur grantee, has launched LEARNigeria, a citizen-led survey that will generate data on the foundational literacy and numeracy skills of Nigerian children. Read More
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Improving Maternal Health in Northern Nigeria

A policy brief from Health Partners International summarizes results of a program to reduce barriers to accessing emergency obstetrical care services in Northern Nigeria. Read More
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Conservation Strategy Identifies Key Biodiversity Areas in Africa’s Great Lakes

The strategy aims to reduce pressure from development and climate, and assist the region’s developing countries in making development sustainable. Read More