Based in London, Divine Chocolate was the first-ever fair trade chocolate bar aimed at the mass market. Managing Director Sophi Tranchell tells Devex about the lessons its farmer-owned model holds for the global development community.
The Ford Foundation announced last week that it would commit $1 billion of its $12 billion to impact investments. Devex spoke to Xavier de Souza Briggs, the vice president of the Ford Foundation's Economic Opportunity and Markets program, about how that decision came about and how he hopes it will inspire others to follow.
The IKEA Foundation is increasingly becoming a strong voice urging for greater private sector involvement in humanitarian response and smarter ways of providing support to refugees and those displaced by conflict and disaster. Ahead of a visit to Australia in April for the Asia Pacific Humanitarian Leadership Conference, the foundation's CEO Per Heggenes spoke with Devex on IKEA's role in leading change and support for humanitarian responses.
The annual Humanitarian ICT Forum at Google HQ in California looked at how to empower nonprofits and communities with technology during emergency response.
Jacquelline Fuller, president of Google.org, speaks the languages of both Silicon Valley and global development. She talks to Devex about making the most of your expertise to have greater impact.
Devex President Raj Kumar and McKinsey associate partner Tracy Nowski discuss how to foster female leadership in the nonprofit sector.
Developing smart cities is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and creating safe, inclusive, resilient and sustainable spaces for urban communities. In this Devex webinar, we hear from Illac Diaz, the social entreprenuer behind the MyShelter Foundation and Liter of Light project, who is working to bring smart and sustainble solutions to urban communities.
Digital financial services offer a powerful and transparent way to track government benefits and tax payments. Dan Radcliffe, deputy director for the Gates Foundation's Financial Services for the Poor initiative, explains.
Sharing economy adviser April Rinne says that the concept emphasizes access to resources over ownership of them and talks to Devex about the benefits of the "sharing city."
The fashion retailer has announced plans to digitize payments along its supply chain following a new report revealing time and cost savings for factories in Bangladesh that switched to e-payments.
Once considered a seminal forum for thought-leadership and fundraising, the CGI annual meeting is no more. Where can development experts turn instead?
This event has evolved from an industry event for telecom companies to a massive technology conference, as well as a priority event for individuals working at the intersection of emerging technology and global development.
Partnership is essential to global development, but the importance of the relationships involved can often be overlooked. Dave Prescott, senior advisor for The Partnering Initiative, explains the chemistry of partnership ahead of Global Partnerships Week.
For the first time in history, achieving financial inclusion is possible. Elisabeth Rhyne, managing director of the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, puts forth an agenda for how the United States could take the lead.
As the drive to close the digital divide turns some of the world's biggest technology competitors into collaborators, what can the global development community contribute to the effort?
The popularity of public-private partnerships is on the rise, but some organizations see a dark underbelly of harmful debt accruing in the name of anti-poverty projects. Eurodad's María José Romero and Mathieu Vervynckt explain the World Bank's role.
A lack of access to capital stands as a major roadblock for project implementation or expansion in developing countries. During the Georgetown University Africa Business Conference held this month, experts shared their views on the future of finance, managing currency risks, and public-private partnerships.
In Colombia, the implementation of a new peace deal and the SDGs present a unique opportunity to eradicate corruption. Maria Paula Correa, senior director of strategic engagement for Concordia, explains how the country could leverage public-private partnerships to reject the corruption that has pervaded its past.
Jorge Moreira da Silva, director of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate, explains how development doesn't just benefit from the private sector — it requires its investment.
A new report by the Charity & Security Network sheds light on the scale of the problem that derisking has created for U.S. NGOs operating abroad. Two-thirds say they have experienced banking problems, in some cases leading to lifesaving programs being canceled.