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High-fertility rates and rising numbers of women of reproductive age mean that, given current trends, over the next 35 years nearly 2 billion babies will be born in Africa, providing policy-makers with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to craft a child-focused investment strategy that enables the continent, and the world, to reap the benefits of Africa’s demographic transition.

Generation 2030/AFRICA | UNICEF Publications | UNICEF

Don't miss our newly-released 2012 Annual Report!

The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development. China, India, Brazil, and now Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, South Africa, Indonesia and many others making development strides.

June 2013 - UNAIDS has released Update, a new report on the AIDS response in Africa, documenting the remarkable recent progress against HIV on the continent.

The State of the World's Children 2013 -- Children with Disabilities

The UNDP's 2013 Human Development Report discusses the rise of the global south and its role in humanity's progress.

Millennium Development Goals Report 2012

Book Review: Is Good Governance Good for Development?

In January 2006, after the Republic of Liberia had been racked by fourteen years of brutal civil conflict, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf—Africa's "Iron Lady"—was sworn in as president, an event that marked a tremendous turning point in the history of the West African nation. In this stirring memoir, Sirleaf shares the inside story of her rise to power, including her early childhood; her experiences with abuse, imprisonment, and exile; and her fight for democracy and social justice.

Foreign Assistance Briefing Book 2013 - InterAction

Comparing eight municipios, or towns, in Brazil, Bootstrapping Democracy investigates whether participatory budgeting (PB) reforms make a difference in deepening democracy and empowering civil society. Review by our Participatory Local Democracy team!

World economic growth has weakened considerably during 2012 and is expected to remain subdued in the coming two years, says a new United Nations report

Charting the Future: Empowering girls to prevent early pregnancy | Save the Children UK