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    Contributor: Preston S. Pattie

    As the private sector becomes increasingly engaged in development, what about implementing a strategy that uses the market to empower the poor? An agricultural specialist shares with us his experience helping transform Bolivian subsistence farmers into formal value chain suppliers.

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    News: Climate change

    The African Development Bank has a new climate trust fund. How is it different from other similar financing instruments, and how does it plan to avoid duplicating efforts in the sector? We find out from the fund's task manager.

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    #SheBuilds Communities: Noreen Marian Bautista

    What special qualities do women generally have — and men often lack — that help them set up successful social enterprises? A guest commentary by Noreen Marian Bautista from the Philippine Institute for Social Enterprise and Development.

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    US aid reform

    The U.S. government's second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review will focus on a small number of concrete proposals that will help modernize foreign relations and serve as a "blueprint for America's success in the world," Secretary of State John Kerry said in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

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    Exclusive interview: Brian Atwood

    What does former USAID Administrator Brian Atwood think of the new Global Development Lab and what advice does he have for the current U.S. aid chief? A Devex exclusive.

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    Job interviews

    Abt Associates is recruiting for a wide variety of positions, and recruiters are turning to competency-based questions to determine whether a candidate is a good fit for a specific vacancy, according to International Recruiter Catherine Baker.

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    Contributor: Simone di Vicenz

    Quite often, international development programs have unintended consequences for the communities they want to help. How can we prevent this? A guest commentary by an expert from Christian Aid.

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    News analysis: EU aid

    Following rumors of a €400 million ($552.5 million) funding shortfall, will the European Parliament’s decision to grant extra funding for the European Commission’s most urgent humanitarian aid needs relieve the tension felt by NGOs? We find out.

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    Executive Member Insight

    Country ownership has emerged as a key element of donor reform efforts. But how have donors progressed on furthering country ownership? We take a closer look at three key indicators.

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