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WEF summit highlights 3 ways to accelerate SDG progress

Asia-Pacific turns to innovative finance to stamp out malaria

Sustaining interest to reach malaria elimination is an increasing challenge within countries and from external donors in Asia-Pacific. Stakeholders are turning to different approaches to fill the gap.


Are ASEAN youth interested in working in the social sectors?

Yes, but a new WEF survey reveals disparities between countries.


5 takeaways from the 2018 World Economic Forum on Latin America

Discussions at the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Brazil last week ranged from the region’s corruption problems, to financing and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, and the growing crisis in Venezuela. Here are some of the key takeaways.


Dear development leaders in Davos: Learn to be plumbers

With a dozen years to go before the finish line of the Sustainable Development Goals, development leaders need to get the underlying plumbing of the sector right in order to have a chance to reach those goals. From managing data and raising money to striking the right deals, they need to roll up their sleeves and build out the best system for their industry, writes Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar from Davos.


More than infrastructure: WEF's Eric White talks internet for all

Devex speaks to the head of the World Economic Forum's Internet For All initiative about why the group fills a gap in internet access efforts and where it will be focusing its attention in the year ahead.


How global development issues fared in Davos

After a whirlwind of formal speeches and cocktail receptions, the real test of the World Economic Forum's worth for the global development community remains to be seen. Here are the issues that made a splash this year, and what didn’t fare as well.


Q&A: IDEO chief Tim Brown says inclusive growth is a design challenge

Tim Brown, chief executive officer of the human-centered design firm IDEO, sees the question of how to achieve equitable progress amid technological change as a design challenge. Devex caught up with Brown in Davos last week to discuss the role of design in maximizing the benefits and minimizing the risks of this ongoing tech revolution.


Tony Blair says improving governance is key to development

In a sit-down interview with Devex in Davos, former British prime minister and founder of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change talks about his work to improve governance as a driver of development.


Impossible Foods: On the menu in Davos, on a mission to scale globally

Devex sits down with Pat Brown, the founder of a company that wants to rid the world of animal farming by developing an equally delicious alternative.


Opinion: Building a shared future in a fractured world starts with education and health

Global Partnership for Education Board Chair and Former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus explain why investing in health and education is not just about charity.


Digital Event: What does Davos mean for global development?

Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar shares his takeaways from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, and his ideas for the roles global development leaders can play in creating a shared future in a fractured world.


OCHA's Lowcock seeks private and public partners in Davos

UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock wants governments and businesses both on board to help meet the world's multitude of humanitarian needs. Ahead of a trip to Somalia and Ethiopia, Lowcock spoke to Devex about how humanitarian response can work with longer term development goals and how OCHA will work as a coordinator for the U.N. system.


Mark Green at Davos to 'tap into the creativity' of the private sector

USAID Administrator Mark Green is in Davos this week to make good on his goal to better engage the private sector in development work. But the business-focused strategy won't have much of an impact on the agency's funding moving forward, he tells Devex in an interview.


New initiative leverages technology and philanthropy to reinvent community health care

Last Mile Health and Living Goods will deploy 50,000 community health workers across three countries to serve 34 million people. The new joint project aims to change the way health services are delivered to some of the world's poorest people as well as revolutionize the way it gets funded.


DRC health minister: Alignment, focus on results, and private sector are critical

The Democratic Republic of Congo has a long way to go to providing universal health care, with limited access to basic services and poor health care outcomes, and the country's minister of health Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga is quick to acknowledge it. In an interview with Devex, he shares what he thinks the key roadblocks are and what's needed to build a stronger health care system.


Executive briefing: What Davos means for global development

This Thursday, we're taking our Executive Members behind the scenes of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos for an in-depth analysis of the conversations, commitments, and global partnerships emerging from the forum.


Health as an enabler for development progress

To learn more about how achieving good health can impact education, gender equality, work, and peace and justice, Devex, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, asked more than 1,200 diverse development professionals and interviewed several distinguished scientists and experts on why and how good health and well-being enables their work. Here are the five things we learned.


Live from Davos: How can the world pay for humanitarian action?

This Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. Davos time, Devex Associate Editor Adva Saldinger will interview a panel of experts at the World Economic Forum about sustainable financing for humanitarian crises.


Follow our coverage of the World Economic Forum summits and everything you need to know as political, business and society leaders meet around the world to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.

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