Opinion: Global health — why we need win-win solutions

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By Neven Mimica

Can we explore the benefits of the private sector while ensuring development gains? European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica makes the case for big-picture thinking for health systems in this guest column.

Opinion: The case for a Global Business Council for Refugees

Many in the private sector have recognized the tremendous human promise enshrouded by the tragedy of the world's refugee crisis. It's time to take the next step and create a Global Business Council for Refugees, writes Ziad Haider, a Center for Strategic and International Studies senior associate.

Q&A: What can fiction reveal about development?

Devex caught up with Adaobi Nkeokelonye, a social development researcher who blogs about the intersection of literature and global development. In exploring the power of narrative, she urges the sector to think more seriously about how to humanize concepts typically described in jargon and numbers.

In Asia, US withdrawal from Paris sends ripples

As the region grapples with how to fill a widening climate finance gap, some wonder whether China or Europe might step up. But that possibility could have its own shortfalls, Devex reports.

Opinion: Federal budget claims support for evidence, but slashes funding for it

The Trump administration is calling for more effective foreign assistance spending, but its draft budget all but defunds the offices that evaluate how the money is spent. Shiro Gnanaselvam, executive vice president & COO of Social Impact, Inc., explains.

Opinion: Getting climate infrastructure right — A stronger role for development banks

In order to limit global warming, the next decade will see a surge in efforts made by public, private and civil society stakeholders. However, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Jorge Moreira da Silva believes that it is development banks that could make the most difference, especially in developing countries. In this guest column, he explains what further actions are needed to forge a lower-carbon pathway and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Opinion: Invest in midwives to improve global health

A midwife with the right skills and training can provide 87 percent of the health care needed during pregnancy and following birth. Ahead of the International Confederation of Midwives' 31st triennial congress, former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and Wellbeing Foundation Africa's Founder-President Toyin Saraki explain.

Explainer: Impact investing and international development

The international development community has high hopes for impact investing. But how does investing in developing country markets square with private sector interests? Office:FMA Partner Andrew Haimes and Advisory Service Lead Steve Zausner explain.

Opinion: Yes, the humanitarian sector really is going to localize

Localization is an idea whose time has come, writes Jemilah Mahmood, under secretary general for partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. But translating this into measurable outcomes on the ground is not going to be easy.

Opinion: The future of energy is in renewables — with or without the Paris Agreement

To achieve SDG 7, the global community must radically rethink existing energy models. Jesper Wohlert, director of European Partnerships for Humana Spain, explains.