The best story in development: Africa is experiencing some of the biggest falls in child mortality ever seen, anywhere

The best story in development Africa is experiencing some of the biggest falls in child mortality ever seen, anywhere

IT IS, says Gabriel Demombynes, of the World Bank’s Nairobi office, “a tremendous success story that has only barely been recognised”. Michael Clemens of the Centre for Global Development calls it simply “the biggest, best story in development”. It is the huge decline in child mortality now gathering pace across Africa.

UN chief: Achieving UN anti-poverty goals at risk because of declining aid to poor countries

UN chief: Achieving UN anti-poverty goals at risk because of declining aid to poor countries

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that the
first decline in international aid to developing countries in years is
jeopardizing the U.N. goal of reducing poverty by 2015 in many countries.

Culled from: The Washington Post