Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown outlines plans for a new financial facility to leverage money for education in the world's poorest countries and address a crisis which he describes as the "civil rights struggle of our time."
How can the development community take resilience from buzzword to action? Devex hosted an expert Tweet Chat to find out on the sidelines of this year's World Bank Spring Meetings.
IFRC Vice President Abbas Gullet talks to Devex about using information and technology to help empower first responders in emergency and disaster situations.
Devex spoke with James Helm, partner at Portland Communications and former spokesperson for the United Kingdom's Department for International Development, about how to craft a compelling communications strategy, at a time when views of global development cooperation are changing.
Already "on the brink of famine," the United Nations and Human Rights Watch warned on Thursday that Yemen's food security crisis is being exacerbated by the use of unauthorized landmines and the bombing fears of a port responsible for 80 percent of the country's food imports.
Investing in programs to improve the well-being and health of adolescents could bring a tenfold economic benefit to countries experiencing a demographic shift toward an increasingly youthful population, a new report by The Lancet has found. Development experts and donors gathered at the World Bank to discuss the findings.
E-commerce represents a huge economic opportunity and the U.N. is pushing for developing countries to improve their capacities. But as experts gather in Geneva, developing countries themselves are divided about whether the drive for global trade rules could cause more harm than good.
Software and services for SystemOne are increasingly being used in developing countries to improve the ability to diagnose, respond to and monitor diseases including Ebola and Zika. Chris Macek, CEO of SystemOne, discussed with Devex their journey and the road ahead for improved diagnostics in developing countries.
At last month's Global Skills and Education Forum in Dubai, Devex invited 10 organizations to make their pitches to a panel of experts about why their big idea matters — and deserves the funding to get off the ground.