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Informal Providers: More Harm than Good? Insights from the HSR Debate

This post originally appeared on the Center For Health Market Innovations blog and was authored by R4D Expert Jeffrey Arias.

Financing the massive education catch-up needed in sub-Saharan Africa

This post originally appeared on the Education for All Global Monitoring Report's World Education blog and was authored by R4D Expert Birger Fredriksen.

Launch of the 2014-2015 CHMI Regional Partner Network!

The Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) is thrilled to announce another year of the CHMI Regional Partner Network!

Mobile Money in Microinsurance

The following post appears in the Health Finance and Governance Project Newsletter.

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.