In India, little protection for a preventable cancer

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By Sophie Cousins

More women die of cervical cancer in India than anywhere else in the world. Why are organizations struggling to garner resources and support to combat this disease?


ASI cleared to resume bidding on UK's DFID contracts

After voluntarily stepping back from bidding on Department for International Development contracts a year ago following allegations that it falsified beneficiary testimonials, Adam Smith International resumed bidding on DFID funding at the end of January, Devex has learned.


With 3 mergers in recent years, what are benefits to Save the Children?

In December, Save the Children Australia announced their third merger within a period of less than three years. But what are the benefits? A good business fit, shared values, and the ability of a merger to take the aspirations or both organizations to a new level are important first steps for a strong and successful merger.


Understanding how research can better engage aid policy

At the 2018 Australasian Aid Conference, a new report from the Research for Development Impact Network outlined the impacts the research community has had on aid policy. Speaking with Devex, RDI Network Project Steering Group member Joanne Crawford discussed the findings and recommendations for both researchers and donors to create an aid program that better utilizes evidence-based policy.


Opinion: The global development community asks tough questions. Here are the answers.

Why doesn't the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invest more in fighting noncommunicable diseases? Why does the foundation engage with the private sector? Does Gates have too much influence over the World Health Organization? Three Gates Foundation leaders answer their toughest global development questions.


Why your 'open door policy' may not be working

A CEO, president or secretary-general with an open door — or no door at all — has become a popular strategy within global development institutions wanting to shake the grips of bureaucracy and better communicate with staff around the world. Devex spoke with two executive coaching experts on the common mistakes that cause the strategy to fall short of expectations.


Private sector 'not exempt' in wake of Oxfam sex abuse, says Penny Mordaunt

Penny Mordaunt said "all DFID partners," including humanitarian organizations, nonprofits, and private contractors will be subject to a slew of demands from DFID, after Oxfam steps back from funding following revelations about employees' misconduct in post-earthquake Haiti.


Applications due April 12 for first humanitarian grand challenge

The United Kingdom Department for International Development and the United States Agency for International Development to invest $15 million to kick off the world's first "humanitarian grand challenge."


Opinion: The development industry has a sexual harassment problem. Here's how to combat it.

Sexual harassment at work can take a hefty toll on women's career trajectories and emotional health. Here's how leaders can make the workplace a safer place for staff.


Webinar: Cash transfers for crisis response

Devex recently hosted a webinar on the use of cash transfers for crisis response. Panelists included Deqa Saleh, cash and social protection adviser at Adeso, and Owen Barder, vice president and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development.


Takeaways from the 2018 Aid Supplier Conference

The second annual Aid Supplier Conference in Canberra on Feb. 15 provided an opportunity for Australian aid suppliers to engage directly with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, learning about new business opportunities and internal changes.


Inside Development

Indian billionaire brothers launch AI development research institute

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With a new $30 million nonprofit, brothers Romesh and Sunil Wadhwani want to create AI-based solutions in development sectors such as health, agriculture, education, and infrastructure.

Global Views

Opinion: Every country is responsible for protecting people, regardless of their migration status

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Francesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, weighs in during negotiations for the U.N.'s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

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