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Under new leadership: making the most of India’s private health care system

This post originally appeared on "Health Policy and Planning Debated" and authored by R4D Managing Director, Gina Lagomarsino and Program Officer, Arjun Vasan.

Condolences for the Families of the Victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

On behalf of our colleagues at R4D, we want to extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the more than 100 AIDS scientists, program staff, and activists whose lives were tragically cut short as a result of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 last Thursday, as they traveled to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.

The Power of Social Accountability: Overcoming Bottlenecks To Accelerate Family Planning

This post originally appeared on Next Billion.

More than 220 million girls and women in developing countries who need modern contraceptives, information and services are unable to access them. This results in more than 60 million unintended pregnancies every year and puts girls and women at serious risk of death or disability during pregnancy and childbirth, and unsafe abortion.

Time for a New Focus on What Works for Education Quality

Note: this was originally published on ODI's Development Progress blog.

We know how to expand enrolments, and politicians have been quick to do so in response to massively increased demand from parents. But we still don’t know enough about how to improve learning, relevance and equity in education.

Skills for Youth Employment: How and for Whom?

R4D recently hosted a panel discussion about the skills that students in developing countries need to excel in the labor market, along with innovative models for delivering those skills at the secondary level. The conversation covered macro issues (for instance, how to scale, how to engage policymakers, how to move successful pilots into the hands of local governments) and the precise skills that youth should acquire to meet the needs of employers.

Hate My Job, Love My Health Care

I remember standing on First Street NE my first week in Washington, DC, with the Supreme Court ahead of me and the US Capitol behind. I felt proud to be in the presence of such august institutions.

Training Models for Employment in Africa's Digital Economy

This post was co-authored by Wairimu Kagondu and Karl Brown and originally appeared on The Rockefeller Foundation Blog.

Using Mobile Money to Extend Health Insurance to the Informal Sector

In many low- and middle- income countries, informal sector populations are turning to mobile money for sending and receiving payments.  Mobile payment platforms enable greater access to basic financial services for unbanked populations, typically poor and informal sector workers in hard to reach areas.

In Market Dynamics, Creativity Matters

This was originally published on NextBillion.