In some of the poorest countries in the world the mortality rate for children with a disability can be as high as 60-80% even where the under five mortality rate has been reduced to less than 20%. This illustrates why we should be measuring development by those that need help the most and not those that need it the least.
Eight thousand kilometres from home, I was struck by how familiar the scene was. Day-trippers, holding up their Saris and dipping their toes into the sea. A beach-front promenade. Tatty changing rooms last cleaned in the late-1970s. Ice creams. Vendors selling plastic buckets and spades. Ignore the palm trees, squint to pretend the cow is a donkey, and it could be Blackpool.
ONE's DATA Report, released today, a publication associated with berating the G8 for not keeping aid promises, this year turns its forensic eye on African leaders promises to the poor. It finds that $243bn dollars more will be available for health and agriculture and education between 2013-2015 if African leaders keep their promises.