New UN Publications: January 2020

“World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2020.”
Impacted by prolonged trade disputes, the global economy suffered its lowest growth in a decade, slipping to 2.3 per cent in 2019. The world, however, could see a slight uptick in economic activity in 2020 if risks are kept at bay, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2020.

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UN DESA
ISBN: 978-92-1-109181-6
pp. 215



“Saving lives and reducing suffering: WHO’s work in emergency response operations in the who African Region in 2018 – Emergency Operations Annual Report.”
Every year, more than 100 public health emergencies are reported to WHO by Member States, of which 80% are of infectious origin. In the year under review, 162 public health emergencies were reported to and monitored by WHO. Of this number, 142 were disease outbreaks and 20 were humanitarian crises. Of these events, 50 resulted in further action by WHO, including grading and provision of technical and operational support.

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: WHO
pp. 43



“Every child counts: Using gender data to drive results for children.”
Gender-disaggregated data on children’s first two decades in life enables us to assess whether we are achieving equal outcomes for boys and girls. This data is crucial in highlighting progress, but also for identifying gaps and areas where increased efforts are needed. This brief describes the principles of UNICEF’s approach to gender data and statistics. Furthermore, it presents recommendations on the next steps to improve gender data for children.

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNICEF
pp. 32



“Guidance for Collaborative Procurement for Humanitarian Cash Transfers.”
The purpose of this ‘Guidance for Collaborative Procurement for Humanitarian Cash Transfers’ (this “Guidance”) is to support collaborative procurement options for humanitarian cash transfer services. This Guidance aims to clarify the acceptability of and to encourage the agencies to pursue collaborative procurement in their respective operations for humanitarian cash transfers.

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pp. 24



“Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean – Compilation of Available Data and Information November 2019.”
A total of 117,904 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe through different land and sea routes between January and November 2019, 12 per cent less than the same period of 2018 when 133,655 sea and land arrivals were reported, 34 per cent less than the 178,232 arrivals registered in this period of 2017 and 68 per cent less than the 373,260 registered during this period in 2016.

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: IOM
pp. 41



“Decentralized Evaluation: USDA McGovern Dole Food for Education Program in Nepal 2014-2017, End-line Evaluation Report.”
The objective of evaluation is to evaluate the key results areas of Food for Education Programme (FFEP) – learning outcomes and health and nutrition outcomes. The overall evaluation suggests the School Meal Program (SMP) has been a driving force behind increasing school enrolment and continues to be so. However, the last phase of the programme contributed much towards not only ensuring school enrolment but largely on enhancing quality education service delivery.

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: WFP
pp. 107