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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 percent 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

JLN Members Discuss Three Practical Tools for Improving Primary Health Care

Over the past two years, members of the JLN Primary Health Care (PHC) technical initiative have come together through a series of in-person and virtual workshops to co-develop three practical tools for improving PHC delivery, including:

Does the World Need Another Toolkit? 4 Ways to Use Transparency, Accountability, and Health Resources from the T4D Project

Editor’s note: This is the third post in a series that is sharing insights from a Harvard Kennedy School and Results for Development joint program that is evaluating whether it’s possible to improve citizen voice and empowerment while improving maternal and newborn health at the same time. Read the first post and the second post.

Four Priorities for Improving WASH for Women in the Workplace

This year’s theme for World Water Day is “Water & Jobs.” In order to explore this topic in a meaningful way, it’s important to address the critical connection to women. Specifically, the growing number of women from the developing world who are now working outside of their homes and how they’re impacted by access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities in the workplace – particularly for those women working in the garment industry.

Indian states have an opportunity to tackle malnutrition, but will they seize it?

By Bailey McWilliams and Rifaiyat Mahbub

Editors’ note: Results for Development, with support from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), analyzed budgetary allocations to nutrition in the Indian state of Rajasthan. These findings are included in a new report that was launched during a national consultation on nutrition financing in Delhi last month. 

Failing Fast: 3 Things We Have Learned about Engaging and Empowering Communities

Photo: T4D/Jessica Creighton. Community representatives developing social action plans in one pilot village in Tanzania.