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    US aid

    As the race for the White House in 2016 heats up, Devex takes a closer look at where the leading possible contenders stand on the direction of U.S. foreign aid.

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    As the end-date of its Gender Action Plan approaches, the EU has a long way to go to ensure the integration of gender considerations into its aid activities.

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    Inclusive growth

    Boosting economic growth and improving livelihoods is essential to help fragile and conflict-affected states transition into stability. But where can jobs and economic opportunities come from? A joint op-ed from the IFC, FMO and Cordaid.

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    Democracy promotion

    What's the significance of Sudan's upcoming elections on the country's development? Should Guinea push for national elections this year amid the Ebola outbreak? Devex takes a closer look at the leadership changes taking place across Africa this year, and analyzes what successful — or failed — elections would mean for each country's development.

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    The future of development

    A more diversified donor landscape presents new opportunities and challenges for development providers and their partner countries alike. We talk to the authors of a recent OECD-commissioned survey to learn more about what recipients expect from donors in this ever-evolving environment.

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    Admitting failure

    There is a lot of stigma attached to failure, and few incentives to admit to it. But learning from failure is integral to becoming a more effective development organization. Advocates tell Devex a paradigm shift in the sector is needed to encourage a change in mindset, and shares six ways to make it happen.

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    This week in global development

    The humanitarian situation in conflict-torn Syria will be discussed this week as representatives of states, international bodies, nongovernmental organizations and United Nations gather in Kuwait for the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria. Check out our preview for other noteworthy events.

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    Focus on: Land matters

    How did Jamaica's National Land Agency successfully modernize its operations and help secure the lands rights of thousands of its citizens — while cutting down processing time to release formal land titles as well?

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    Ebola crisis and response

    March 31, 2015, marks one year since Liberia's first diagnosed case of Ebola in what has become the deadliest outbreak of the disease in history. As Liberia struggles toward zero cases, Mercy Corps Liberia Country Director Penny Anderson walks Devex through the operations of the country's largest network of NGO partners working on Ebola outreach.

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    Jacopo Villani on Ebola crisis

    In Sierra Leone, tax exemptions in 2012 exceeded $230 million. If some of this money had been invested in the health budget instead, Ebola’s catastrophic effects on the country could have been mitigated, Christian Aid’s humanitarian policy senior adviser argues in this guest commentary.

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    As the world's largest archipelago, Indonesia is not an easy place to deliver internet services. But with a new broadband plan in place, which focuses not only on infrastructure but inclusive connectivity, it may well serve as an example to others, writes the U.S. Agency for International Development's Dan Kingsley in this guest column.

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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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