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Evaluating progress towards SDG 4 in Ghana, and other news (18 June 2019)

A UNESCO workshop to create a framework for evaluating the progress made towards the Sustainable Development Goals, and budgetary support to stabilise Pakistan's economy

Each week we highlight some of the international development stories from across the globe that have caught our attention.

  • A one day workshop has been held in Accra, Ghana, by UNESCO to develop a standard framework for evaluating the progress made in member countries towards achieving SDG 4. SDG 4 aims to eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education for all. The workshop also provided a platform to evaluate Ghana’s progress towards the goal. Read more in All Africa.
  • The Asian Development Bank has announced that it will give $2.2 billion to Pakistan for the 2019-2020 fiscal year as part of a total $3.4 billion being given in budgetary support to help achieve reform and stabilisation of the country’s economy. Read more in The Nation Pakistan.
  • As part of the SheTrades project, the National Board for Small Scale Industries in Ghana held a workshop for enhancing women-owned businesses, in partnership with the International Trade Centre. The project aims to increase economic growth and job creation through female-owned businesses in the selected Commonwealth countries. Read more in Ghana Web.
  • DFID and USAID have announced a partnership to support the Nepal Government in stopping human trafficking. USAID is currently working in Nepal with the Hamro Samman Project aimed at strengthening policies to prevent trafficking, prosecute those responsible and support survivors. Read more in The Himalayan Times.