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Beyond the boardroom: 5 tips for improving gender equality across the value chain

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By Sophie Edwards

The business case for gender equality in the office is now well-established — but the benefits of pursuing equality across the value chain are less frequently articulated. Devex speaks to the International Center for Research on Women's new advisory service about how organizations of all kinds can enhance their work with women throughout their operations.


Venture philanthropy — The Shell Foundation's funding approach and what you need to know

Devex spoke to Sam Parker, director of the Shell Foundation, about their unique approach to finding and backing social ventures in the energy, transport and small and medium-sized enterprises financing space, and why the world will not meet the sustainable development goals unless other investors and foundations follow suit.


Endowments: Why your charity needs one and how to get one

Endowments can offer charities a stable, long-term income and a boost to donor confidence, but they are often misunderstood. Ben Morton Wright, president of Global Philanthropic, explains.


Opinion: 5 tips for NGOs aiming at commercial contracts

Commercial contracts can be a big income generator for NGOs — if they can be procured in the first place.


Here's what you need to know about the World Bank's project pipeline

Where does the world's largest development bank do its work? Devex digs into the pipeline, breaking down the World Bank's global operations by geography, practice, project phase and more.


IFC boss on the institution's role in Jim Kim's new vision for development finance

The CEO of the International Finance Corporation — Philippe Le Houérou — talked to Devex about the key role the IFC will play as a market creator in the World Bank Group's new strategy to position itself as an "honest broker" helping move trillions of dollars of private money into developing countries.


World Bank contracts: Who’s winning and where are they going?

Ahead of the World Bank Spring Meetings next week, Devex has reviewed the bank’s database of major contract awards and analyzed the key sectors, regions and other trends in World Bank procurements.


Australian businesses readying for action to combat modern slavery

For Australian businesses, addressing modern slavery within supply chains is no longer a question of why it should be done, but how. The message, however, is not filtering through to the top level of governments. A new Australian government inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia is seeking business comment — and it is an opportunity business groups are urging their members to be vocal on.


Q&A: How to win USAID grants in South Sudan

The government of the United States is the largest donor to South Sudan, giving more than $2 billion since 2013. In this exclusive interview, Devex sat down with two leaders of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Vistas program, which awards small grants to NGOs across the country, to find out what it takes to win USAID funding.


Restless Development chief to step down

After seven years at the helm of Restless Development, Nik Hartley will step down as chief executive officer beginning March 2018.


Opinion: A CEO's advice for building a global NGO

Outgoing VisionFund International CEO Scott Brown gives his advice for growing a global organization.


How to tell your organization's story in the age of Trump

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.


So you want to switch from DfID grants to contracts

The processes for procuring DfID grants and contracts aren't so different; here are some tips for making the switch.


Views from the top

The World Bank's new CEO Kristalina Georgieva lays out her vision for an agile bank

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Ahead of the spring meetings, Devex talks to Kristalina Georgieva about her new role as the first ever CEO of the World Bank, where she is in charge of the two lending arms — the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the International Development Association. She tells Devex how she aims to make the institution more agile, innovative and better at crowding in private sector financing.