#ICYMI: Five Global Development Blogs Worth a Second Look

Dec 28, 2015, 15:02 ET from InterAction

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 2015 was a powerful and emotional year for storytelling. Accounts from the front lines of Ebola captured the power of human spirit and resistance, while ongoing coverage of the Sustainable Development Goals offered hope for the progress to come. With contributions from civil society experts around the globe, InterAction's blog served as a forum for conversations on pressing development, humanitarian affairs and sustainability issues in 2015.

To reflect on the progress the NGO community has made over the past year, InterAction has compiled the top five most-read blogs of 2015. Want more? Visit www.interaction.org/blog to view the complete list of articles published in 2015. 

1. Changing the Public Conversation about Global Development 
Author: Tom Scott, director of Global Brand and Innovation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

"There's an old communications maxim that if you can name something, you can own the conversation around it." Read more

2. Three Things to Consider When Posting Your Resume Online 
Author: Kate Warren, senior director and editor for careers and recruiting at Devex

"Will a CV get more attention if posted to a wide range of job boards, or is less more when it comes to online posting?" Read more

3. A Missing Piece in Local Ownership: Evaluation 
Author: Laia Griñó, senior manager of transparency, accountability and results at InterAction

"Ten years ago, ownership was established as a key principle of aid effectiveness. Today the focus is not on whether ownership is important but on how we can move ownership from principle to practice." Read more

4. New Goals for Reducing Disaster Risks 
Author: Ella Gudwin, senior vice president of strategy and program development at AmeriCares

"The goal of this high-level international meeting and public forum was to agree on a framework to significantly decrease death and destruction from earthquakes, extreme weather, and man-made and other hazards by 2030." Read more

5. 2015 G7 Summit: "Women Are the Focus Here" 
Author: Mallary Taylor, former global development practice intern at InterAction            

"The German G7 Presidency made history by including women's economic empowerment on the 2015 agenda. Now that the summit is over, how do the outcomes measure up?"  Read more

Best of 2015: @InterActionOrg's Five Most Popular Blogs: http://bit.ly/1QJmXUo #globaldev

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