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.
The U.K. government has tripled its support for a little known development finance outfit, the latest in a string of commitments aimed at boosting private sector development in Africa.
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.
The private sector plays a critical role in women’s reproductive and maternal health. But achieving SDG targets will require engaging the full spectrum of private sector expertise. How? Devex takes a deeper look.
The world needs more for-benefit enterprises — companies that balance social and environmental priorities with financial objectives, according to Heerad Sabeti, CEO at the Fourth Sector Group.
Following last month’s Women Deliver conference, Merck for Mothers' Mary-Ann Etiebet and Merck Canada's Anna Van Acker share their vision for advancing the private sector’s commitment to ensuring gender equality is the norm.
Ryan Morhard, project lead for global health security with the World Economic Forum, talks about the need for greater cooperation between the private and public sectors in global health security.
Late last year, USAID launched a new private sector engagement policy. Here's a look at what the agency's done so far as it works to implement it.
In Australia, the impact of the recently introduced Modern Slavery Act has seen demand grow from the private sector for training and support.