News: South Sudan

Donors, NGOs scrambling to meet funding needs in South Sudan

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By Jenny Lei Ravelo

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is deteriorating too fast for donors to match funding needs ahead of next month’s pledging conference in Norway. How are the current funds being spent and what are the main challenges? We find out.

In the news: IGD

IGD appoints Africa expert as new president and CEO

Dr. Mima Nedelcovych is the new president and CEO of the Initiative for Global Development. With a strong business background and experience in Africa, he’s expected to help grow IGD’s network of corporate leaders to fight poverty on the continent.

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Wanted: Better HIV infection data

In the past few years, surveys have become an essential tool for getting better data on HIV and AIDS infection rates. Now it’s time to strengthen the role of surveys in our fight against the disease, two experts write in a blog for the Center for Global Development.

News: ADB

ADB's plans to make itself more relevant, responsive and effective

Ahead of next week’s annual meeting, the Asian Development Bank was scheduled to release on Wednesday the midterm review of its so-called “Strategy 2020.” We give you a sneak peek into what this means for the bank’s role in Asia-Pacific’s rapidly evolving development landscape.

News: Asia-Pacific regional integration

Foreign aid in Asia’s regional integration: Less donations, more investment

How can the international development community assist Asia-Pacific’s future regional cooperation efforts, and help bridge the inequality gap that’s hampering them? Experts from the Philippines weigh in during an ADB seminar.

Video interview: Maria Helena Semedo

Empower smallholder African farmers to turn land into wealth — FAO

How are FAO and the European Union working together on property rights and land management, and what does this mean for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa? We asked the U.N. food agency’s deputy director-general in this video interview.

US aid reform

QDDR 2.0: A few 'big ideas' but no 'complicated working groups'

Four years after its first edition in 2010, the second U.S. Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development review will be officially launched on Tuesday. Supporters hope QDDR 2.0 will be more consultative, focused and actionable.

News: Development impact evaluation

Can a tool for doctors 'fix' evidence-based foreign aid?

Systematic reviews were key to making medicine more evidence-based in the 1990s, and now researchers hope they can do the same thing for international development.

World Bank spring meetings

Your views on the World Bank's poverty eradication strategy

Will the World Bank be able to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030? We asked our readers if what the bank is currently doing is enough to accomplish its goal, or the institution needs to take other (bolder) steps.

Inside Development


10 food items you can get in New York for under $1.50

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For five days this spring, thousands of people commit to eat and drink using the same amount of money that 1.2 billion around globe survive on every day. For New Yorkers joining the Live Below the Line challenge, here are some food options.

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Hunter Biden

Why I’m living below the line, and why you should join me

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"Hunger is not just the result of poverty, it’s also a cause," says Hunter Biden, chairman of the board for World Food Program USA, in this exclusive commentary for Devex.

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