The global refugee crisis is one of the central issues at this year United Nations General Assembly. But heads of state aren’t the only ones discussing their role — the private sector is also weighing its response and making commitments.
The "New Urban Agenda" will be the centerpiece of next month's Habitat III summit and the guiding strategy for sustainable urbanization over the next few decades. A final draft was released this week, paving the way for development stakeholder to put framework ideas into action. Devex takes a look at some of its key components.
Head of donor government relations at the Gates Foundation Joe Cerrell met up with Devex at the Convergences World Forum in Paris last week to discuss what good partnerships look like, how philanthropies and CSR are sharing lessons learned, and the importance of taking risks.
A new report on impact investing trends in Latin America can now serve as a useful starting point for investors looking to deploy capital with a social mission in the region.
The renaissance of Medellin, Colombia's second largest city from its darkest days a few decades ago is widely known and will likely draw a lot of attention from city leaders at next month's Habitat III summit on urban sustainability. Devex spoke with one of Medellin's chief urban designers about the city's process of promoting greater social inclusion.
Mobile network operators are gathering a tremendous amount of data every hour. It's data that can be used to track the spread of disease, migration patterns and poverty rates, but much of it is going unused. Devex explores several efforts underway to harness mobile phone data for social good.
When it comes to blockchain, you either believe in it, have some doubts, or don't quite get it. Watch this DevExplains video to learn more blockchain, the virtual currency bitcoin and their potential role in global development efforts.
The worlds of development and traditional finance are increasingly intertwining as both public and private capital look to address the 2030 development agenda. Can development professionals and public donor agencies sufficiently navigate the financial landscape where the two fields intersect?
Following the passage of the Global Food Security Act, the Bureau for Food Security is working in partnership with USAID's Global Development Lab to explore how tech entrepreneurs and investors might advance its efforts to promote global food security.
China's giant e-commerce platform Alibaba recently announced that it will use blockchain technology to boost transparency in the country's philanthropy sector. Will the endorsement from one of the world's fastest-growing companies be enough to mainstream blockchain as a tool for open governance and development?