Many accelerators or incubators targeting global entrepreneurs have a mentorship component. But what makes for a good mentorship relationship? Devex explores.
Social networks and crowdsourced information have changed the face of global industries. Can it do the same for rural agriculture?
This week the U.S. Agency for International Development updated its public-private partnership data on the Development Data Library. With more than 1,600 partnerships now cataloged, Lisa Liu and Winnette Richards of USAID's Center for Transformational Partnerships share the purpose of the data and both collection and usage challenges.
The Philips Foundation just finished its first full year of operations, building a form of corporate philanthropy that relies on deep relationships with partners and capitalizes on the skills of the company. Devex spoke with Katy Hartley, head of the foundation, about what they’ve learned so far and how she sees corporate philanthropy changing.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development renewed its mandate at its annual summit last week, aiming to more closely align international trade policies and standards with the new global development agenda. But reaching consensus was not easy.
A growing number of companies are leveraging the exponential growth of mobile phone usage and the rapid escalation of processing power to turn digital trails into financial track records, opening up new forms of lending to many who didn't previously have access.
The INGO Impact Investing Network, which launched last winter and has doubled in size in the past six months, recently released a report that assessed the size of engagement and looked at emerging best practices for NGOs considering impact investing. Here's what it found.
It’s not often that discussions of earned income share space with discussions of faith-based missions to help the poor. Yet bridging the two was the goal of the second Vatican Impact Investing Conference. In this guest column, John Kohler, director of impact capital at Santa Clara University's Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, shares his insights from the conference.
Government officials and private sector players from the Asia-Pacific region agree microinsurance can help restore a sense of dignity and empowerment to people beset by natural disasters. Devex looks into the opportunities and challenges facing the expansion of the sector.
The Millennium Challenge Corp. plans to renew the Philippines for a second five-year compact. Devex spoke with the team in charge of designing the new grant about their early objectives and priority sectors.