Opening Remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, on Innovative Financing Perspectives

Most developing countries grew at impressive rates during the first five years of this Century, managing to pull millions of people out of poverty. But now their perspectives are bleak: by the end of the year, the number of poor people can increase by more than 100 million. In the last seven years, a range of new financing mechanisms have been launched. The time has come to take stock of this wealth of experiences and to look in more detail at their impact on the global aid architecture and on countries’ strategies, priorities and systems.

Permanent Under Secretary of State Shahid Malik Speech

The full text of a speech by Permanent Under Secretary of State Shahid Malik to an audience of UK non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and development practitioners at DFID’s London headquarters to launch the UK Progress Report on Aid Effectiveness. He delivered it the day before the Third High Level Forum took place in Accra in 2008. Secretary Malik focused primarily on how the UK is delivering on its promises to make aid work harder for poor people.

Sierra Leone Presidential Address, October 2008

Transcript of address by His Excellency, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces, on the occasion of the State Opening of the Second Session of the Third Parliament of the Second Republic of Sierra Leone In the Chamber of Parliament Building Tower Hill, Freetown On Friday, 10th October, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.

Remarks on the 15th Anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's speech on the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development was delivered at the U.S. Department of State on Friday, January 8, 2010.  In the speech, Secretary Clinton said that "Investing in the health of women, adolescents, and girls is not only the right thing to do; it is also the smart thing to do. That is why we are integrating women’s issues as key elements of our foreign policy agenda and in, especially, our Global Health Initiative and our Global Food Security Initiative." 

  • MLI Voices

    Jun 22 2009 - 4:25pm

    Sierra Leone

    Even though I have worked in Sierra Leone in the past, the role of MLI Country Lead has given me the opportunity to build upon these previous experiences and to work closely with members of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), to support the implementation of health policies and reforms that they have prioritized.


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