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The philanthropic arms of three private sector giants — Ikea, Lego, and Vodafone — provided the bulk of the $250 million private sector commitments at the Global Refugee Forum this week.
Compared to Q1 of 2019, USAID is providing $2.5 billion more in forecast business opportunities for the new year — Devex has the insights in this analysis.
Food safety is becoming a complicated business. Authorities are now turning to new technologies for solutions, but donors, NGOs, and the private sector each have a part to play.
In part 3 on a series on the role of private sector in the sanitation sector, Devex speaks to Virginia Gardiner, founder and CEO of Loowatt, a London-based company specializing in container-based models of sanitation whose main product is a waterless toilet.
In part 2 of the series on the business of building toilets, Devex speaks to Sanergy, a social enterprise building sanitation infrastructure in Nairobi’s slums.
What is it really like to operate as a business in the sanitation sector? Devex spoke to three businesses that are trying to bring market-based solutions to the sanitation crisis in low- and middle-income countries.
Following Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health's acquisition of a private sector company specializing in information and communication technologies for development, CEO Daniel Speckhard explains the value that private sector innovations can bring to the traditional development space.
The second "ad hoc" meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Big Data and Digital Ecosystem for the Planet showed how informal participation can influence the use of technology and data within the system.
Africa's population is growing at an unprecedented rate. Targeted investment is still needed to ensure that the continent is ready for the demographic shift, OECD Development Centre Director Mario Pezzini explains to Devex.
On Tuesday, the chief innovation officer of USAID announced an effort to recognize organizations that are improving the lives of more than 1 million people living in poverty.
Where does business engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals stand? Here's what Devex found.
Critics worry that the World Food Prize is leveraging its influence to boost the private sector's role in addressing malnutrition. But how can the nutrition community engage with industry pragmatically?
The European Commission is considering offering budget guarantees directly to the private sector under EFSD in order to boost investment in Africa, senior officials told Devex.
Across Africa, researchers are developing more durable seed varieties, but getting them to fields remains a challenge. The private sector can help, says Joseph DeVries of the Seed Systems Group.
Mexico is taking on greater global importance in both public and private sectors, so how do international development efforts play into its preparation for entry into international business?
With coordinated encouragement and investment, the private sector’s health workforce can make a significant contribution to sustaining HIV services, write Abt Associates' Sarah Dominis and Emma Golub.
One of the biggest barriers to achieving reproductive maternal newborn child and adolescent health goals is sustainable financing — there is currently a funding deficit of more than $30 billion. Devex examines how to better leverage the private sector.