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Newsletter - June 2017

Dear colleague,

Since 1990, 2.6 billion people have gained access to improved water, according to the Global Analysis & Assessment of Sanitation & Drinking Water by the World Health Organization (WHO). In rural areas in Indonesia, only half of the population has access to clean water and improved sanitation facilities. P&G, in partnership with World Vision and Indomaret, engaged consumers in raising awareness about the importance of clean water. The campaign resulted in 12 million litres of clean water being provided to the people in need.

The WHO has also announced its new director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to take on the post from July 2017. A malaria expert and Ethiopia’s former health minister, Ghebreyesus is the first African to lead the United Nations agency in its 69-year history. Read more

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has taken initiative to drive the importance of Big Data in addressing humanitarian and development challenges, with the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day on 17th May highlighting the value of actionable data and analysis for evidence-based decision-making.

Biometrics, as identification of an individual based on physical features, help improve accountability in aid operations by eliminating fraud and waste. Crossmatch offers biometrics solutions which allow aid agencies real-time monitoring of impact in the field.

To learn more about biometrics and other innovations supporting Sustainable Development Goals in Southeast Asia, join the Aid & Development Asia Summit. Last few places available, register at

Kind Regards,

Clean water P&G

Engaging Consumers and Communities in Providing Water

Per the WHO/UNICEF, 663 million people lack access to an improved water source. WHO also reports that 1,000 children are dying each day due to diseases caused by contaminated drinking water. This is unfortunately the case in an emerging country such as Indonesia...

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WHO Water Report

58% of Diarrhoeal Diseases Are a Result of Unsafe Water Sources

2.4 billion people globally live without improved sanitation. Contaminated water can lead to numerous diseases incl. cholera, typhoid, dysentery and many other diarrhoeal diseases. The WHO reports that 1.5 million people around the world die from diarrhoeal diseases...

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Crossmatch Biometrics

Promoting Accountability in Foreign Assistance through Biometrics

Biometrics – the use of physical characteristics to identify individuals – offer a powerful tool for accounta-bility in aid operations. Once confined to law enforcement and border control applications, biometrics are now widely used for a variety of use...

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AIDF infographic

[Infographics] Meeting Education SDGs in Myanmar

Public spending on education has risen by 49% in Myanmar since 2012. However, only half of school-age children complete their education. In the Philippines the percentage of children in primary education drops to 33%, according to the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) infographic on education and infrastructure resilience in Southeast Asia.

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Big Data

Impact of Big Data on Disaster Resilience & Development

May 17th marks World Telecommunication and Information Society Day bringing awareness and recognition to the impact of advanced analysis and evidence-based decision making. This year’s theme “Big Data for Big Impact” highlights the importance of Big Data on development and converting unstructured and weak quality data into actionable information to support progress towards the 17 SDGs...

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