Big elections and appointments in the United Nations top this month's executive appointments in international development.
Leaders at the U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, D.C., last week pushed for greater economic engagement, despite uncertainty over the United States' position on global trade. Devex was there to hear the buzz behind the scenes in key discussions.
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.
How the small team and budget at the Walgreens Boots Alliance — winner of the United Nations global leadership award — is dedicated to embedding the Sustainable Development Goals across its whole business.
Social enterprises can be an attractive proposition for foundations and investors looking to make their charitable donation stretch further. But for donors used to supporting more traditional nonprofits, funding a social venture can look different and will require a change in approach. Devex spoke to a successful social enterprise and an investor to get their tips on what to expect.
After the United States president pulled out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, many are looking to the European Union for new leadership — but it is with partnerships as much as money that it could make a difference, experts say.
In the final part of its EuropeAid Funding Insights series, Devex explores 2.7 billion euros ($3.03 billion) worth of European Union planned development projects in Latin America and Eastern Europe, as well as its "worldwide" activities. Use our interactive guide to find out where and how the money is being distributed.
Randomized controlled trials can be an effective way to determine the true impact of interventions. For development projects, they need to be carefully planned and prepared, to ensure they can provide high-quality results that effectively communicate why an intervention does or doesn't work — improving aid and development programs for the future.
As part of its EuropeAid Funding Insights series, Devex explores 1.4 billion euros ($1.57 billion) worth of European Union planned development activity in Asia. Use our interactive guide to find out where and how the money is being distributed.
British member of parliament Jeremy Lefroy gets a lot of calls from worthwhile aid organizations looking for his support. Here's what he wishes they'd do differently.
Canada's new international assistance policy takes a progressive, rights-based approach to tackling the SDGs. But with no increase in the overall aid budget, turning these commitments into action may be easier said than done, warn Canadian NGOs. Here's what you need to know about the new strategy.
The 17 global development goals offer a possible guide to companies that might otherwise have a hard time eliminating the perceived trade-offs between profit and purpose.
If you're building a company addressing challenges in emerging markets, don't miss these insights from Silicon Valley Open Doors on attracting mission-driven investors.
As the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank nears its 18-month anniversary, Devex analyzes its tenders and grants to see what makes them stand apart from other players in development finance. From the first year and a half of operations, it appears that progressing slowly and learning from the best are the priorities of the development bank still forming its identity.
With cyber attacks on the rise and in the news, now is the time for NGOs to ask themselves whether they are doing all they can to protect the personal information they have on file. So what can you do?
As the African Development Bank annual meetings conclude in India, data shows that Chinese firms won at least 22 percent of the bank's contracts in 2016, with Africa-based contractors also figuring prominently.