Liz Ford

Development Policy 11-08-2017

Melinda Gates ‘deeply troubled’ by Donald Trump’s planned budget cuts

Melinda Gates said she is “deeply troubled” by Donald Trump’s decision to cut funding for family planning, a move that threatens to reverse progress made on expanding services to women in some of the poorest parts of the world.

Development Policy 12-06-2014

Sexual violence in war: women must get reparations, says head of UN Women

Women who have experienced sexual violence in conflict need help to get their lives back on track in the form of compensation for the loss of land and livelihoods caused by fighting, as well as psychological support, according to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of UN Women.

Europe urged to ‘radically transform’ water policy

The European Union needs to "radically transform" the way it manages water, energy and land to ensure the needs of the poorest people are met and the environment is protected, according to the new European Report on Development.

Women filling buckets with water from a well. [F. Lefebvre/ UNICEF]
Development Policy 06-03-2012

UN goals on safe drinking water reaches target early

The international target to halve the number of people who do not have access to safe drinking water has been met, five years before the 2015 deadline, the UN announced on today (6 March).