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How to define and categorize innovation labs

A brief guide and starting point to explore the mission and freedom of innovation labs.

What’s trending in WASH sector — and are they the right trends to support real progress?

©Millennium Water Alliance

©Millennium Water Alliance

Imagine if there were a Twitter specifically for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). What would be trending today? And would those trends align with what’s really needed to see progress in the sector?

 

Meet R4D's New President & CEO

In a recent in-depth interview with Gina Lagomarsino, R4D’s incoming president and CEO, we discussed R4D’s early days, what sets it apart from other global development organizations and how her prior work serving low-income and vulnerable communities will inform her leadership of R4D over the coming years. Gina’s new role will be effective Sept. 1, 2016.

5 Things Working in the Fight Against Malnutrition in India

Despite rapid economic growth over the last decade, India continues to struggle to provide access to basic food and healthcare to large sections of its population. The state of malnutrition is particularly dire and widespread in states such as Bihar and Rajasthan. India is home to 43 percent of the world’s malnourished, amounting to 191 million people — 16 percent of its population.

Becoming a Mother Shouldn’t Put Your Life at Risk: How Market Shaping Can Reduce Global Maternal Deaths


A new report by Results for Development Institute provides concrete recommendations to reduce maternal deaths.

An analysis of India’s newly-released national budget: Do the numbers add up when it comes to nutrition?


A mother waits with her young child at a clinic in India, where malnutrition threatens as much as 16% of the population.

Quick-Win Ideas for Strengthening the Transparency and Accountability Initiative

Yesterday, Julie McCarthy at the Open Society Foundations shared an important update with the transparency, accountability, and participation (TAP) community of practice that lays out the future direction of the

The Surprising Power of Stories for Accountability: From Testable Theories to Motivating Tales


In Indonesia, Transparency for Development local partner Pattiro developed illustrations to accompany stories that were shared with local community members.  © Transparency for Development/Sylvia Kartowidjojo

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