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Negotiations at #FFD3 set the stage for 2015 meetings

#FFD3 was the first in a series of high-profile events marking the end of the MDGs and the beginning of the post-2015 development agenda. Senior global development reporter Michael Igoe reports on location in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to explain what this event suggests for the SDG negotiations in New York and climate talks at COP-21 in Paris.

For #FFD3 success after Addis, the devil is in the data

Negotiators in Addis have moved beyond tax evasion roadblocks and are now in the final stages of deliberations. But even if the #FF3 outcome document is finalized, it won’t amount to much unless better information links resource commitments with real-time needs and meaningful outcomes.

Can mobile technology revolutionize data use in the WASH sector?

Technological solutions in the WASH sector could potentially be a significant support for the SDG monitoring process, so getting this right is essential, WaterAid's Erik Harvey writes in this guest commentary for #WorldWaterWeek.


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Addis #FFD3: A taxing week

It's over, and it's agreed. The third International Conference on Financing for Development has its outcome document, the world has a financing framework for the post-2015 era, and most of us are heading home. Was the Addis conference worth it?

Advancing the SDGs: Japan's universities lead the way

Japan's universities aim to help define the post-2015 agenda by advancing sustainable development goals that link poverty reduction with environmental protection, and proposing policies and frameworks for action.

How to turn big health data into big health action

The World Bank, USAID, WHO and their partners gathered this week in Washington, D.C., to endorse a new initiative to improve global health data collection in 2015 and beyond. But how can the global health community ensure data collected is put to use for patients and policymakers?