Devex World

The global development event of the yearJune 14, 2016 | Washington D.C.
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A new era

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By Raj Kumar

Global development has inexorably changed. It is a new industry, rich with possibility and opportunity. On June 14 at Devex World, we're bringing this idea of a new era in global development into physical manifestation. Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar looks at why Devex World will be "the global development event of the year."


A new moment for global health

Big shifts are taking place in the international development landscape that will impact future global health efforts. Path President and CEO Steve Davis talks about these changes in an exclusive video interview.


How storytelling creates collaboration and why philanthropy needs to be democratized

Ahead of Devex World on June 14, senior officials from Global Impact sat down with Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar to discuss issues including philanthropy and new financing models, and explain how storytelling can push cross-sector collaboration in post-disaster situations.


David Nabarro: 'Every country is a developing country'

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.


Pfizer thinks ahead to a world with Global Goals

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.


Connecting traditional banking to small farmers: Innovate for impact

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.


Devex World: The dawn of a new era

On Tuesday, Devex brought together unlikely allies in the global development community for conversations designed to converge, exchange and inspire.


Tableau Software: How to harness the power of data through data storytelling

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 on the future of US development policy

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.


When Tarry met Valley — 5 takeaways from Devex World

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.


'The Innovation Effect': 5 reasons it matters

How will we break the cycle of poverty, empower women and girls, and give families the means to prosper? Innovation.


How Pfizer went back to the drawing board

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.


Aid sector sees a tough year ahead, after navigating choppy waters of 2017

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.


Examining the potential and limitations of the 'internet of things' for developing countries

A lot of the hype surrounding the internet of things is about technologies such as self-driving cars, but it also has the potential to help the world's poor. Experts discuss some of the opportunities and challenges of applying such interventions in developing countries.


Necessity breeds invention: Designing fit-for-purpose disaster relief products

What does innovation look like on the ground? Devex took a tour through a disaster relief tent constructed at Devex World by NRS International, to see how innovative ideas can become tangible results.


How can business intelligence software help target global aid?

From global health apps to food security, Tableau Software has helped pinpoint how and where to provide aid — saving money, time and countless lives, Neal Myrick, director of social impact, tells Devex in this Devex World interview.


Can everyone be a philanthropist?

Alongside efforts to democratize technology, governance and public policy, there's also an opportunity for the global development community to democratize giving. Global Impact CEO and President Scott Jackson gives us the inside track in this video interview from Devex World.


Public-private collaboration key to an innovation mindset

How can public and private spheres foster innovation? The answer can be as simple as bringing together massive companies with small startups. Thomson Reuters' Bob Schukai gives us the inside track in this video interview with Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar.


How can local organizations get involved in global aid?

How can local organizations get involved in global aid? At Devex World, Grant Thornton's Ken Lanza and Vikesh Mehta discussed how the company leverages contract expertise by drawing on the experience of its vast network of affiliates across the globe.


Innovation: Not about a widget, but all about the access

How can the global health community use innovation to reach more people around the world? At Devex World, PATH Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President Amie Batson told Devex how the international health organization crowdsources the world in order to innovate simple technologies.


Encouraging farmers, ending hunger

How can training farmers help nourish people and end hunger? Cargill Vice President Ruth Rawling tells Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar how increasing farmers’ wages and providing tools enables them to work more sustainably in this video interview from Devex World.


The latest from Devex World, the global development event of the year. Breaking down barriers between sectors and embracing new technologies, Devex World explores the future of global development from a completely new perspective.