SDG

Only 1% of aid funding is spent on pre-primary education despite its recognised importance

A new report by charity TheirWorld has revealed that pre-primary education receives only 1% of aid funding. Research consistently proves...

Investment in water infrastructure needs to double, reports UN and World Bank

The United Nations and The World Bank released their report yesterday ‘Making Every Drop Count – An Agenda for Water Action’....

Solar power gets another boost from India, France and the ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) have signed a new agreement to promote the development of...

Japan signs $5.2 million agreement with UNDP to support six Pacific nations

Last week the government of Japan signed a USD$5.2 million agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to upscale...

Resilience to climate change in Asia-Pacific depends on gender equality, says UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme have highlighted that for the Asia-Pacific region to develop a long term and sustainable resilience...

Child marriage has fallen by 15% in the last decade

UNICEF has announced that the number of child marriages has declined significantly with 25 million being prevented in the last decade....

Sweden increases its support for the economic empowerment of rural women

In 2014 the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),...

Which Oscars stars also play leading roles in aid and development?

With The 90th Academy Awards just a few weeks away Aid & International Development Forum have put together a list of Oscar winners...

WHO has announced new guidelines on care standards during childbirth

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new guidelines on global care standards for childbirth aiming to reducing the...

Reducing maternal, neonatal and infant mortality as a means to achieving SDGs in Africa

On 7 February the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Reducing maternal, neonatal and infant...

Conflict and disaster forces 59 million young people into illiteracy, UNICEF reports

Latest findings of UNICEF reveal that 30% of young people between the ages 15-24 living in conflict or disaster affected areas are illiterate....

UK scientists lead cutting edge research into ‘super crops’

New research led by UK scientists is looking to create crops that are more nutritious and resilient to disease, drought and floods....

Urban farms have huge untapped potential to fight hunger

New research has shed light on the huge potential for urban agriculture to provide food security and sustainable development. Researchers...

Building on the Past to Invest in the Future

With 2017 drawing to a close, it is now time to put 2018 in focus. Global economic growth reached 3 percent, which is the highest growth...

“Who Doesn’t Have a Toilet?”

Shockingly 2.4 billion people in the world do not have access to clean or safe toilets. Poor sanitation increases the risk of disease...

Calling All Aid & Development Innovators in Africa

The Aid & International Development Forum is currently accepting nominations for the Innovator of the Year Award. This competition...

“WHO” is creating awareness for resistance to antibiotics?

Resistance to antibiotics is a serious threat; every year, at least 700,000 people die worldwide from infections that no longer respond...