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A new report by a government watchdog raises fundamental questions about the U.S. Agency for International Development's "local solutions" agenda. It finds the agency struggling to build evidence that funding institutions in the developing world is more effective than partnering with international consultants and NGOs instead. A Devex analysis.

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    Post-2015 development agenda

    Corporate leaders have at times complained about their difficulties in influencing global development priorities — especially as negotiations on a new post-2015 agenda heat up — but a new set of consultations which began Thursday could provide companies a platform to share their thoughts.

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    In the lush southwest corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a massive dam project on one of Africa's largest rivers has created a twisted tale of political maneuvering and heated debates on the tradeoffs of economic development that has tripped up foreign aid leaders in Washington as they decide whether to support a project that is hailed as a solution to Africa's "energy poverty."

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    Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

    At the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation high-level meeting in Mexico City, aid transparency has become an issue that can no longer be ignored. Find out why in this exclusive interview with David Hall-Matthews, director of Publish What You Fund.

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    Contributors: Daniel Ben Yehuda and Danielle Abraham

    Through its entrepreneurial spirit and startup success, Israel wants to become a source of innovative solutions for the developing world. The organizers of a recent conference for social entrepreneurs explain why in this guest commentary.

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    Contributors: George Ingram, Carolyn Miles and Connie Veillette

    The next two years are a crucial window of opportunity for U.S. aid reform. In an exclusive opinion, the co-chairs of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network share their vision for a reform agenda to improve development policy and practice, and make U.S. assistance dollars work smarter beyond 2014.

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    Hiring trends

    There's more to international development than managing aid projects. Here are eight emerging areas of work you might not have thought of.

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    Rajiv Shah

    The U.S. Agency for International Development has expanded its focus on partnerships and innovation, and others should do, too, writes USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah in a guest commentary ahead of the first high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation on April 15-16 in Mexico City.

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    Beyond the Numbers

    Compared with OECD member countries and Latin America, Asia spends the least on education, health care and social protection. Addressing the wealth gap, however, should not just involve increasing public spending. It should also ensure that investments in these areas directly benefit the poor.

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    Contributor: Eric G. Postel

    Global tax collection has improved since the MDGs were adopted in 2000, but many developing countries still struggle to meet domestic expenditure needs. How can we move forward? A guest commentary from USAID's Eric G. Postel for this week's high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico City.

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