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Why Are Children in Africa Still Left Uncounted?

by Roland Angerer

For a variety of reasons, the births of 85 million African children have not been registered because the civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems – the systems that governments use to register and record data on key life events like births, marriages, and deaths – are running on outdated, inefficient models.

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Lessons From Haiyan: 5 Steps to Improve Accountability to Beneficiaries

by Alex Jacobs

Plan International Director of Program Quality Alex Jacobs recently spent a fascinating morning at the launch of a special edition of Humanitarian Exchange on the Typhoon Haiyan response in the Philippines, where they discussed how aid agencies can be more accountable to the people they serve.

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Post-Ebola: What does the recovery look Like?

by Tessie San Martin

The third and final blog written by Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin following her trip to the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Stopping Ebola: A View From the Trenches

by Tessie San Martin

The second of three blogs written by Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin following her trip to the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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No Handshakes in Post-Ebola Liberia

by Tessie San Martin

The first of three blogs written by Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin following her trip to the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

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Surviving the Earthquake, and Moving On in Haiti

by John Jaloner

Five years later in Haiti, the landscape has changed. That is not to say that the then-poorest country in the Western hemisphere, even with a massive investment of donor cash, now looks like Dubai. But, after over three years of relatively stable government, there is a difference.

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Knowing You Have a Voice Capable of Influencing Action

by Kyle .

As a young person who has been significantly impacted by Plan’s youth-centered programming, I found it imperative to participate in events like International Day of the Girl this past October. It’s empowering to know that your opinion is valued and that you have a voice capable of influencing action.

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Remembering the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

by Nigel Chapman

Ten years ago, a disaster of epic proportions devastated several countries in Asia. The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami killed over 230,000 people in a day, while over 45,000 still remain missing.

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Encounters During the Ebola Awareness Campaign

by Plan International USA

Youth are taking action across West Africa to fight the Ebola outbreak. Saatah, 16, from Lofa County, Liberia, is among the young Plan volunteers helping affected communities in controlling the spread of the disease.

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Celebrate a Special Day - Giving Tuesday

by Jennifer Trainor

As we gather with family and friends during the holiday season to reflect on the good in our lives, we have the opportunity to do more than give thanks – we can give back.

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Dispelling the Myth: An Evolving Relationship Between NGOs and Private Businesses

by Samuel Worthington

A common misperception regarding NGO-private sector relations is one based on mutual distrust and occasional confrontation; or with the advent of corporate social responsibility funding, one solely based on donor-recipient transactions. With the international development landscape rapidly evolving, some historical and present-day assumptions are simply inaccurate.

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Now the Storm Has Passed

by Nigel Chapman

“Building Back Better” means working with communities in the Philippines on their recovery journey, involving them as partners in the recovery process, providing emotional support and building knowledge, community spirit, and resilience: Things that aren’t seen immediately or on the surface, but can withstand any future challenge – much like the resilience of the Filipino community.

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