Policy

  • Energy

    An Open Letter on U.S. Energy Efforts in Africa – Tanzania

    We know that in the 21st century, the future of the United States and Africa are inextricably linked. In an increasingly inter-connected world, we will rely on each other as economic and security partners. We applaud the leadership and vision that Power Africa and the Electrify Africa Act represent. By working together, we can tackle the challenge of supplying access to electricity. We especially support the idea of allowing African-developed plans to guide investment decisions.

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  • Energy

    An Open Letter on U.S. Energy Efforts in Africa – Nigeria

    As leaders of African civil society organizations committed to sustainable development, we note that one in five citizens on the continent cites infrastructure – especially electricity – as their most immediate concern. In fact, 7 out of 10 business leaders across the region say the lack of affordable and reliable power is one of the most important constraints to growth. The absence of modern energy access limits GDP growth in sub-Saharan Africa by an estimated 2 to 5% each year.

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  • DATA Report

    Tracking Global Commitments on AIDS, Volume 2

    It’s time to retire the phrase ‘AIDS in Africa.’ ONE’s new report on the global AIDS fight shows that African countries have made widely divergent progress towards the beginning of the end of AIDS, and that a one-size-fits-all approach to tackling AIDS on the continent does not make sense. 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have already reached the beginning of the end of AIDS, but others lag far behind.

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  • Agriculture

    Download our latest agriculture reports

    Learn more about food security and food aid reform, framing practices and next year’s African Union Year of Agriculture with these policy reports from ONE, in conjunction with the release of Howard G. Buffett’s new book 40 Chances.

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  • Agriculture

    4 Burning Questions for the New Alliance

    One week from today, the New Alliance Leadership Council will be meeting in a side event during the annual UN General Assembly. Council members will discuss how to measure the initiative’s progress, redefine its role regarding women farmers, and how to ensure investments are made in a responsible way. These issues have big implications for African farmers and are by no means easy to figure out.

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  • Energy

    Open Statement on Electricity in Africa

    We support the more than two dozen African nations that have committed to the goal of providing universal energy access by 2030, so that people living in rural and urban areas are lifted out of poverty and can benefit from strong economic growth.

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  • Energy

    Electrify Africa

    A bill was just introduced in the House by Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Senior Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) that will bring electricity to 50 million Africans for the first time. Here’s a quick look at what the bill says and what it hopes to achieve.

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  • Agriculture

    The 2013 DATA Report: Special Report Tracking Development Assistance

    As a region, sub-Saharan Africa has already made more than 40% of the progress required to reach the MDG targets for gender parity in education, child mortality, maternal mortality and access to safe water, ahead of the 2015 deadline. et that progress remains uneven and the job is not finished. As the world begins to turn its attention to the post-2015 period, it’s crucial that we build momentum to achieve the current MDGs in the last two-and–a-half years. This will take a concerted effort from African governments, donor governments, and international partners to sustain financing and to ensure transparent and accountable use of all resources for development.

    Download our latest report, executive summary, and infographic.

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  • Agriculture

    The SUN, Moon and Stars: A Nutrition Policy Agenda for the Next 1,000 Days

    On June 8th, just days before the 2013 G8 Summit, UK Prime Minister David Cameron will convene world leaders in London for a high-level “golden moment” focused on the issue of undernutrition. Particular attention will be paid to meeting the nutritional needs of mothers and children during the critical “1,000 day” period from pregnancy to two years of age, which has lifelong consequences for growth, health and intellectual capacity.

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  • Agriculture

    New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition: Part 2

    We confront the concerns about the New Alliance and ask: are investments in the New Alliance designed to deliver these benefits to farmers? Do New Alliance investments treat smallholder farmers as simply buyers of multinational companies’ products, or as entrepreneurs and sellers of their own agricultural products? How are women farmers being included? And finally, what does the New Alliance plan to do about improving interrelated issues like nutrition and postharvest storage that affect the welfare and livelihoods of farmers and their families?

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