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    WHO reform

    WHO has acknowledged the need to change some of its own systems and boost its own emergency capacity following the challenges it faced in mobilizing a more robust response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. How might these reforms look in practice? An exclusive interview with Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO's overall lead in the Ebola response.

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    Global health

    The only way to beat drug-resistant malaria is to eradicate malaria completely. But how can the global health community achieve that when its most effective anti-malarial drugs are under threat? Charles Nelson, chief executive of the Malaria Consortium, shares his insights in this exclusive interview.

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    WHO's Ebola response

    The Ebola outbreak has put to the test the WHO's emergency response capacity, leadership ability and perhaps, most surprisingly, the organization's endurance to criticism. An exclusive interview with Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO's assistant director-general and Ebola czar.

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    Humanitarian aid

    Deputy President William Ruto's ultimatum to the United Nations to relocate Dadaab back to Somalia is just one of recent initiatives taken in the guise of protecting Kenya's borders against al-Shabab. Devex investigates.

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    Aid delivery

    The Boko Haram insurgency has displaced more than a million Nigerians and left some 6 million people in need of humanitarian support. And yet few international groups have come to their aid, nor has donor funding kept pace with needs. Why is that?

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    Top aid donors are failing to invest enough in global education and should act urgently to meet a 2015 goal for all children to attend primary school, global education campaigner Sarah Brown has told Devex.

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    Development assistance

    Before the latest conflict, Yemen was already in the grip of complex development challenges that only substantial support from the international community could tackle. Devex takes a closer look at the country's top five donors in 2013.

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    Bernard Vanlauwe on agriculture

    Last week the international community turned its attention to an underappreciated global resource: our planet's soils. In this exclusive op-ed, Bernard Vanlauwe, director of the Africa hub of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, weighs in on a debate that has polarized agriculture experts and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.

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    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim's reforms of the world's largest multilateral donor have been met with strong criticism both inside and outside the bank. In this exclusive interview with Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar, Kim reflects on the reform process and shares his thoughts on the current state of change at the global financial institution.

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    As attention turns to the sustainable development goals, the aid community should focus on four facets of "a more sustainable, richer, more equitable model for development," writes Mark Viso, CEO of Pact, in this Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network op-ed.

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    Contract awards

    Despite DfID's increasing emphasis on private sector engagement, nongovernmental organizations remain central to the U.K. aid agency's aid delivery strategy. Last year, DfID reported that roughly 16 percent of its bilateral program was implemented by NGOs.

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    In Numbers

    Released this week, the 2015 World Development Indicators represent the last set of figures that show the progress made toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals. We take a closer look.

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    This week in global development

    The Vatican hosts a one-day conference on climate change while the Asian Development Bank holds its annual meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan. Check out our preview for other noteworthy events this week.

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