Multilateral affairs

IDB creates new institution for private sector operations

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By Claire Luke

Details of the plan to combine the multilateral bank's four existing private sector windows are being discussed at the annual meeting of the board of governors in Busan.


INGOs of the future: Redefining the vanguard of corporate-nonprofit partnership

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Public-private partnerships

Tanzania boosts PPP capacity

Local governments are critical players in public-private partnerships, but many officials lack the necessary skills to negotiate and close deals. Now Tanzania, with support from the World Bank, plans to improve its ability to build relationships with the private sector.

The future of development

Jynwel chief Jho Low: My vision for sustainable social investment

Jho Low's beaming smile, business acumen and deep pockets have endeared him to movers and shakers from Hollywood to Wall Street and beyond, and with his takeover of IRIN, the humanitarian news service, he's ready to shake up international development cooperation. How? An exclusive interview.

Inclusive business

ADB's step toward expanding work in inclusive business

The Asian Development Bank is set to release within the first half of this year an action plan to boost its engagement with inclusive businesses, Devex has learned from Bart Edes, ADB's social development director.

VIDEO: Global Partnerships Week 2015

How partnerships are changing global development actors

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Health systems strengthening

Pharmaceutical leaders call for greater investment in health systems

Aid agencies must invest more in strengthening health systems and infrastructure to avoid the catastrophic consequences of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, U.K. parliamentarians have warned. But prevention is not only dependent on drug development, senior figures in the pharmaceutical sector have told Devex.


Critique of microfinance raises questions about efficacy, donor support of the industry

The microfinance industry is once again coming under fire for failing to deliver on poverty alleviation, income generation, education and women's empowerment impacts — this time as the result of a broad survey of microfinance programs. Devex looks into the survey's results and how industry watchers have responded.

Impact investing

New research points to growing appetite for impact, sustainable investing

A clearer picture is emerging about how investors — especially millennials — are thinking and what that means for companies and development goals in the future. Devex Impact Associate Editor Adva Saldinger unpacks the most recent reports and data out this month.

World Tuberculosis Day

On the path to end TB: How social franchising can effectively engage private practitioners

Ending TB is within reach but far from certain. Every TB patient should have access to quality care, and here's one strategy that could help ensure that. An exclusive commentary from PSI President and CEO Karl Hofmann and WHO Director of the Global TB Program Mario C. Raviglione for World Tuberculosis Day.

Private sector engagement

Australia's next move in public-private partnerships

Australia's foreign affairs department launches an innovative facility that is meant to encourage greater participation from the private sector on the same day Canberra holds its final public hearing on business' role in Australian aid. How can these strengthen partnerships between development stakeholders in Australia?

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