David Nabarro, the United Nations special adviser on the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and climate, has a big job — to help turn bold commitments into real action during a make-or-break year for development cooperation.
Corporate investment in some of the world's toughest health challenges extends beyond grants and donations. How can successful PPPs be forged in a complex, global yet local world? Darren Back, senior director of social investments and corporate affairs at Pfizer, shares insight in this exclusive Q&A ahead of Devex World.
Thomson Reuters’ Bankable Farmer project aims to connect the farming sector and the traditional banking sector to create a business opportunity for both. Ahead of Devex World, Saidah Nash Carter, project leader at Thomson Reuters, discusses her experience of building the project, how it has evolved, and the importance of partnerships for innovation.
On Tuesday, Devex brought together unlikely allies in the global development community for conversations designed to converge, exchange and inspire.
In the wake of Devex World, Tableau Software's Director of Product Marketing Ben Jones shares his insights on the power of data storytelling and how it can help maximize the impact of development organizations.
Ben Rhodes, one of President Obama's most influential foreign policy advisors, spoke with Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar about managing instability, finding good ideas, and the weight development carries in U.S. foreign policy decisions.
Devex World 2016 was billed as "the global development event of the year" and the agenda, venue and attendees spoke to Devex's ambitious design. Alene McMahon, president and CEO of Crown Agents USA, weighs in with five insights from the conference and implications for the future.
How will we break the cycle of poverty, empower women and girls, and give families the means to prosper? Innovation.
How do you solve health problems for people around the world, whether or not there’s a market for it today? Pfizer Vice President of Corporate Responsibility Caroline Roan tells Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar about what the company is doing to help achieve 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Following the Pfizer Foundation’s funding recommitment in May to an integrated approach to immunization and family planning services, Caroline Roan, the foundation's president, sits down with Devex to explain why the approach is innovative, the gains so far, and how they're not only improving health, but gender parity too.
First lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani has no qualms about criticizing the international organizations that operate in Afghanistan. She wants them to learn more about a country that is trying to reclaim its history and traditions before it can move into the future.
In his latest trip to Africa, WHO's director-general underscored efforts underway to contain the Ebola outbreak in DRC, but also the international community's neglect of neighboring CAR.
Data and technology have opened unprecedented possibilities for development organizations to understand and connect with the people they serve. At Devex World, organizations at the cutting edge of a shift from "beneficiaries" to "consumers" see promise in a future where they — finally — don't have all the answers.
When it comes to education, the debate between for-profit and state-only approaches to ensuring education for all often hits a wall. How can the narrative go beyond politicization to action? Ahead of Devex World next week, on June 12, Devex London-based reporter Sophie Edwards discusses.
Where is the aid industry headed? How are revolutions in real-time data, financial inclusion, and results-based finance reshaping the way development professionals work? On June 12 in Washington, D.C., Devex World will bring together leaders at the forefront of transformation — who may not be regulars on the development conference circuit, but who might ultimately redefine the industry, writes Raj Kumar, Devex's president and editor-in-chief.
In the past few years, there has been a significant injection of business engagement in the global development sector. At Devex World on June 12 in Washington, D.C., Devex's Senior Reporter Jenny Lei Ravelo will check in on the progress made so far. Ahead of the event, Ravelo outlines key issues and questions she'll pose to business and global health luminaries.
Ahead of Devex World on June 12, our East Africa Correspondent Sara Jerving highlights the main issues and key questions aid professionals want answered when it comes to innovating at scale.
The development sector has coped with the multiple shocks of 2017 and emerged from a year of uncertainty in better shape than many expected. But as Trump, Brexit, and multiple humanitarian crises still play out across the industry, Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar details the challenges — and opportunities — that lie ahead in 2018.