Beyond the Status Quo – Using Impact Evaluation Research to Drive Innovation and Improve Outcomes in Health

[Nigeria Health Watch] This week’s blog was co-written by the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) team at the World Bank. Here they share their experience at a workshop in Lagos sharing how Impact Evaluation (IE) can be used to assess how intervention…

[Nigeria Health Watch] This week's blog was co-written by the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) team at the World Bank. Here they share their experience at a workshop in Lagos sharing how Impact Evaluation (IE) can be used to assess how intervention projects are able to affect development outcomes. IE has become an important tool in evidence based policy-making, enabling development agencies and institutions to accountably evaluate development programme outcomes and assess their impact on people's lives.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Violence in Central Congo Leaves 400,000 Children Prey to Deadly Malnutrition – UN

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Even before the recent surge in violence, the central Greater Kasai region was one of the poorest in Congo

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Even before the recent surge in violence, the central Greater Kasai region was one of the poorest in Congo

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Bosman Back to Defend Comrades Title

[News24Wire] The “past is the past” will be the attitude with which defending women’s Comrades champion, Charné Bosman (Nedbank Running Club), will line up to race on Sunday in Durban.

[News24Wire] The "past is the past" will be the attitude with which defending women's Comrades champion, Charné Bosman (Nedbank Running Club), will line up to race on Sunday in Durban.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

One Dead, Dozens Injured in Elandsfontein Train Crash

[News24Wire] One person has been confirmed dead, while around 55 have been left injured after two trains collided in Elandsfontein in Ekurhuleni on Thursday morning, paramedics said.

[News24Wire] One person has been confirmed dead, while around 55 have been left injured after two trains collided in Elandsfontein in Ekurhuleni on Thursday morning, paramedics said.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

SA ‘A’ Positive Despite Washed Out Preparations

[News24Wire] South Africa ‘A’ one-day skipper Khaya Zondo remains positive over his side’s preparations for their series against the England Lions despite having battled inclement weather in their preparations.

[News24Wire] South Africa 'A' one-day skipper Khaya Zondo remains positive over his side's preparations for their series against the England Lions despite having battled inclement weather in their preparations.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

It Is Time for Kenyans to Stop Celebrating Madaraka Day

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya’s national holidays have gone through interesting twists and turns since the country attained its independence in 1963, and became a republic in 1964.

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's national holidays have gone through interesting twists and turns since the country attained its independence in 1963, and became a republic in 1964.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Drought Insurance ‘An Experiment That Failed’ – Report

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A policy taken out by Malawi cost the country $5 million but failed to deliver timely assistance to more than 6.5 million people affected by drought in 2016, says ActionAid

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A policy taken out by Malawi cost the country $5 million but failed to deliver timely assistance to more than 6.5 million people affected by drought in 2016, says ActionAid

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Nigerian Refugees in Cameroon Allege Abandonment By Govt

[Vanguard] Abuja -Tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon have decried their living conditions in camps in Cameroon, lamenting that the federal government has abandoned them.

[Vanguard] Abuja -Tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon have decried their living conditions in camps in Cameroon, lamenting that the federal government has abandoned them.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

EU Adds Voice to New Appeal for Human Rights in Sudan

[Radio Dabanga] Brussels -The European Union (EU) has issued a statement echoing the concerns of the UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, who concluded an 11-day mission to Sudan on 21 May. It highlights th…

[Radio Dabanga] Brussels -The European Union (EU) has issued a statement echoing the concerns of the UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, who concluded an 11-day mission to Sudan on 21 May. It highlights the plight of detainees such as Dr Mudawi Ibrahim.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan