Fortnightly links: challenges for SDG #6, ACAPS, recovering from PNG’s February earthquake, and more

Improving access to clean drinking water (Nestlé/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Improving access to clean drinking water (Nestlé/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The results from Mongolia’s first gender-based violence survey are in.

ACAPS is a non-profit dedicated to providing humanitarian actors with emergency assessments. This Devex article reports on how it helps NGOs decide where to spend their money.

An MSF logistician has invented a vest with a built-in decontamination kit for humanitarian actors in the field.

The interim report into the risk of sexual exploitation in the Australian aid sector has found that Australian aid programs have strong safeguards and protection measures already built in, reports The Guardian.

Devex reports that many countries are facing challenges on achieving SDG No. 6 on clean water and sanitation, and at this rate of progress we won’t see it achieved for centuries.

Radio New Zealand’s Johnny Blades reports from PNG’s Southern Highlands, covering the travails and resilience of local villagers as the struggle to recover from February’s earthquake.

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Sachini Muller

Sachini Muller is a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre. She is currently completing a Master of Globalisation at ANU.

Terence Wood

Terence Wood is a Research Fellow at the Development Policy Centre. His research includes work on aid policy, the politics of aid, and governance in developing countries.

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