This week in global cooperation
After celebrating International Women's Day, this week two conferences on water and sanitation take the stage. Check out our preview for other noteworthy events of interest to development professionals.
Executive Member Insight
Contrary to what might be expected from the topline figures, fewer than half of U.S. bilateral aid programs worldwide would see increases in their U.S. development assistance spending. Devex breaks down the winners, losers — and question marks — in the Obama administration’s fiscal 2015 development assistance request for bilateral and regional programs.
Exclusive interview: Michael Renshaw
After 16 years as CEO of Cardno, Andrew Buckley recently handed over the job to Michael Renshaw. What does the new boss envision for the firm? Renshaw shares his thoughts about Cardno's future in this exclusive interview by Devex reporter Lean Santos.
Business Insight: Uganda
While European countries have been quick to suspend aid to Uganda following its passage of an anti-gay law, other leading donors — including the top three bilateral funders — have been reserving judgment.
Country-Level Donor Strategy
For the 2013-2016 period, the Asian Development Bank will be adopting a more flexible assistance strategy for Thailand to help the country address its myriad challenges and move up to high-income status.
#SheBuilds: Jill Sheffield
The development community has made amazing progress on women’s rights, but much work remains to be done. Ahead of International Women’s Day, Jill Sheffield, Founder and President of Women Deliver, explains why we need to invest more in women for everyone’s future. A guest opinion for #SheBuilds.
Executive insights: Transferable skills
Think your background in communications, sales or marketing won't get you very far in the world of global development? The CEOS of two international nongovernmental organizations — with more than 40 years of private sector experience between them — tell Devex otherwise.
Jordan strives to take advantage of its young workforce and progress on health and education, but the country remains beset by development challenges, including water scarcity. Find out what an agricultural researcher may earn there.
Devex 2014 Development Influencers Survey
One way we continue to inform our global membership of more than half-a-million development professionals is to reach out to the captains of our industry — the movers and shakers — to get their take on critical issues. And now it’s your turn.