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How Covid and Inequality Feed Off Each Other: Launching the 2020 Commitment to Reduce Inequality Index​

Are more equal countries better able to cope with crises like Covid-19? When looking at humanitarian crises like famines or droughts, there is a fair amount of evidence that more equal countries are more resilient, that the impacts are more evenly spread, and that more equal countries find it easier to bounce back.  In more unequal countries, risk is a bit like the opposite of wealth – the further down the income spectrum, the more risk faced by people. Take a look at the recently published third edition of the Commitment to Reducing Inequality index (CRI 2020) of which measures governments are taking in three areas proven to be essential if a country is going to reduce the gap between rich and poor​. Read more»​

Antonia Does / October 2020 

​Save the Date: ​Data to 'leave no one behind' in the context of Covid-19 | 19 October 2020​

This session by Development Initiatives (DI) - a partner for the 2020 Virtual UN World Data Forum - brings together data and statistical experts and users from governments, civil society, the private sector, donor and philanthropic bodies, international and regional agencies, the geospatial community, the media, academia and professional bodies. Data experts and users gather to spur data innovation, mobilise high-level political and financial support for data, and build a pathway to better data for sustainable development. Read more and register here»​

Stephanie Guha / Octo​ber 2020

Save the Date: ​Financing to​ ‘leave no one behind’ during the Covid-19 pandemic​ | 14 October 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is driving significant increases in poverty and the poorest people and places are being impacted hardest. We face an unprecedented global challenge that requires us to come together to call for and deliver action that means people are not being left behind as we respond to the ongoing effects of the crisis and seek to build back better. The DAC High-level Meeting is an opportunity to ensure development leaders strengthen their commitments to ODA – a vital resource to protect and support for the world’s poorest people, and highlight the need for a more coherent approach to global cooperation to ensure effective joined-up responses to crisis and sustainable development. In partnership with the DAC CSO Reference Group and Eurodad, Development Initiatives (DI) invites you to attend a virtual meeting to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the financing and poverty landscape as we look ahead to the DAC High-level Meeting (HLM). Find out more and register here»​

Stephanie Guha / October 2020

​Newsletter Poverty-Wellbeing September 2020 | LNOB online event, social protection, poverty & inequalities in light of Covid-19

To mark this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, join us for an exchange with two partner organisations on their experiences in applying the leave no one behind pledge in practice. In this newsletter, you will also find all the translated Working Aids on LNOB in French as well as several contributions on Social Protection in relation to COVID-19 as a mitigation measure against the impact on the poorest and most vulnerable. Read the full autumn newsletter»
Stephanie Guha / September 2020

​16 October 2020 | Online Event on 'Leave No One behind - Harvesting First Experiences'​

In 2019, the SDC launched a Guidance on LNOB to provide support to its staff and partner organisations on how to implement this central pledge of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind. Around the same time, it also launched its new Guidance for Engagement with Swiss NGOs​, including a reformed system of programme contributions, with the 2030 Agenda and LNOB placed at its heart.​​​ The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October) marks a great opportunity for the SDC and its partners to reflect and exchange on the application of this pledge to leave no one behind one year after the adoption of the SDC Guidance. Fastenopfer and the recently created umbrella organisation Kooperationsgemeinschaft (KoGe) - two of SDC's partner organisations - are invited to share their experiences on LNOB. Don't miss to register by 12 October 2020.​ Find out more and register here»​

Stephanie Guha / September 2020

Traduction des Guides Thématiques​ 

Les guides thématiques pour vous aider à ne laisser personne de côté en pratique ont été traduits en français et sont maintenant tous disponibles: (1) agriculture et sécurité alimentaire, (2) décentralisation et gouvernance locale, (3) eau, assainissement et hygiène, (4) éducation, (5) emploi et revenus, (6) migration et (7) santé. Ces guides ont été produits l’année dernière en collaboration avec les réseaux thématiques de la DDC. Accès aux guides thématiques»

Fabienne Burkhalter / September 2020

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