basic social services

basic social services

G20 finance ministers disappoint

Finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 nations met in London on Saturday, as a preparatory session for the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh later this month, and to lay the groundwork for the Copenhagen climate talks in December.

From Closed Books to Open Doors

West Africa has the lowest literacy rates in the world. This report calculates the scale of the literacy crisis in West Africa, and explores what should be done about it.

Caught in the Conflict

The intensification and spread of the conflict in Afghanistan is increasingly affecting civilians.

Blind Optimism

The realization of the right to health for millions of people in poor countries depends upon a massive increase in health services to achieve universal and equitable access.


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