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Dear Reader,                                                                                             4 January 2017

Welcome to Issue 181 of the sportanddev.org newsletter!

We hope that you had a good start to 2017. To help you get back into the swing of things, this newsletter provides a recap of content published on sportanddev.org in the last few weeks.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is essential in sport and development. NGOs have formed mutually beneficial partnerships with corporations and sports associations, and the United Nations has emphasised the role of the private sector in working towards the Sustainable Development Goals. In this newsletter, we launch the first in a series on CSR, looking at how it has grown since the 1980s.

Elsewhere in this issue, we share an infographic showing the effect of national health on Olympic medal success, the news that the UEFA Foundation for Children has selected 12 new projects for support and a new Theory of Change on sport and crime prevention. This is in addition to a commentary discussing the role of action sports in development and this week's article in French, which discusses why we have reached a historic turning point for women's football. 

Paul Hunt
Project Manager
www.sportanddev.org
UEFA Foundation for Children backs 12 new projects
How the healthiest nations stack up at the Olympics
 Action sports
for
development
Le football féminin a encore fait du chemin
NASDC Theory of Change: Sport & crime prevention
Sport & corporate 
social 
responsibility
Feel free to contact us: info@sportanddev.org

Photo credits: UEFA Foundation for Children, Agência Brasil - Wikimedia CC, Adam Horton - unsplash.com, National Alliance of Sport for the Desistance of Crime, Aaron Kearney, FIFA, unido.org

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