Archive for September, 2015

The Global Goals and SRHR – missing targets?


MannionDaniels is the fund manager for AmplifyChange, the civil society advocacy fund for sexual and reproductive health and rights.

In this blog, John Worley – the Fund Director for AmplifyChange – examines the new global goals for sustainable development and how they address SRHR. Read ‘The Global Goals and sexual and reproductive health and rights – missing targets?‘ by John Worley.

What policy and legal frameworks are needed for districts to enable local governments to deliver more equitable services?  What capacity-building needs does local government have in Somalia?  How can local governments be more accountable to and responsive to community priorities, with a special focus on equity?  MannionDaniels is about to start working with the Social Affairs Departments of selected districts in Somaliland and Puntland to try to answer these questions.  This is part of the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralised Services (JPLG), which several UN partners contribute to.  MannionDaniels is looking forward to starting consultations and developing some practical solutions together with the selected Social Affairs Departments of Somaliland and Puntland.  This builds on previous work we have done on similar issues both in Kenya at local government level and in Somalia.