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    Focus on: Land Matters

    Civil society leaders and indigenous rights activists say the World Bank's new Carbon Fund does little to protect the land rights of indigenous and local communities. But should land rights be the No. 1 priority when tackling climate change?

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    Development Buzz

    In the midst of a political impasse, what should the international community focus on as the Syrian crisis enters its fifth year?

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    The future of development

    Jho Low's beaming smile, business acumen and deep pockets have endeared him to movers and shakers from Hollywood to Wall Street and beyond, and with his takeover of IRIN, the humanitarian news service, he's ready to shake up international development cooperation. How? An exclusive interview.

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    #FutureINGO

    Some of the world's leading international NGOs are exploring cost-effective ways to transform their relationships with corporate partners and change the dynamics that hold outdated norms in place. The Shared Value Initiative's Chad Bolick takes a look at how they're approaching a new era of partnership in this guest column, which launches our new campaign on "The Future of International NGOs."

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    ‪#‎EYD2015

    This year marks the first European Year for Development, and with the month of March dedicated to women and girls, Devex decided to dig deeper into the numbers to uncover where the EU directs most of its gender-focused assistance.

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    #YouthWill Lead Tomorrow

    Plan International CEO Nigel Chapman says what excites him most about his organization's work is what Plan is doing to help nurture the future leaders of tomorrow. A #YouthWill interview by Devex Associate Editor Richard Jones.

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    #YouthWill Lead Tomorrow

    Community engagement is just one of the ways in which young people around the world are creating long-term impact in their societies.

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    ‪#‎EYD2015

    This year marks the first European Year for Development, and with the month of March dedicated to women and girls, Devex decided to dig deeper into the numbers to uncover where the EU directs most of its gender-focused assistance.

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    European Union

    Almost five months into his role as European commissioner for international cooperation and development, Neven Mimica is working hard to make progress on his development assistance priorities. Devex Associate Editor Richard Jones asks him about his goal of a "paradigm shift" for EU aid.

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    Foreign aid reform

    The transition team that was set up to facilitate the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development's creation has been dissolved, even as many aspects of the merger remain unresolved, Devex learns from several development executives in Canada.

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    Humanitarian system

    National and local aid groups often manage to meet urgent, life-or-death needs where international aid agencies cannot, but they continue to be sidelined by the humanitarian system as a whole.

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    Leadership

    The way the new secretary-general of the Club of Rome sees his role, it’s akin to being the conductor of an orchestra, ensuring that “everyone plays in harmony.” How so? We spoke to Graeme Maxton, who shared his plans to rejuvenate the small NGO in this exclusive interview.

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