OECD-DAC members unable to reach a consensus on private sector instruments

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After years of talks, members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee are still unable to finalize comprehensive reporting rules for spending aid money through private sector instruments.


Developing nations welcome potential changes to GCF accreditation process

Developing nation representatives say proposed changes to U.N.'s Green Climate Fund accreditation process are much needed and could speed up climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts in their countries.


Italy's asylum reception system crumbles

A new law introduced by Italy's hard-right government removes support from tens of thousands of asylum seekers, and will make it more complex — and risky — for NGOs to support them.


USAID launches new private sector engagement policy

In a policy released Wednesday, USAID said it is committing to transforming the way it works to focus more on the private sector and finding more market-based approaches to development challenges.


Why the World Bank decided against an emissions target

Despite announcing significant new climate change targets, the World Bank decided not to set its own emissions reduction goal. The bank's climate director explains why not.


The challenges of bringing malaria innovations to scale

A hackathon jointly organized by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and University of California, San Francisco, serves as a reminder of some of the barriers in the way of taking new ideas for malaria eradication from the lab to the field.


US gets a C on sexual and reproductive global health assistance, new index finds

U.S. government global health assistance efforts on sexual and reproductive health and rights are graded a C in an index released Wednesday, due to the "global gag rule" and low transparency.


Bill Gates talks hurdle rates and aid in 'America First' era on visit to Washington

Bill Gates is in the U.S. capital this week making the case for continued U.S. engagement abroad. On Tuesday, he spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about the current politics of aid and what it will take to help countries become more self-reliant.


Supporting disability advocacy: Insights from Savina Nongebatu

Savina Nongebatu has long been a strong voice in promoting the rights of people with disabilities in the Pacific. Nongebatu shares her insights with Devex into the challenges for disability advocacy in the region.


How hard to reach are the 'hard to reach'?

It's simply a question of prioritization, say delegates at the Partners' Forum on maternal, newborn, and child health.


Q&A: Intellectual property within DFAT's innovation program

Sarah Pearson, chief innovation officer for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and head of innovationXchange, shares her perspectives on the role of intellectual property within aid programs.


Inside Development

Q&A: What development organizations should know about the 'Paris Rulebook'

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Apart from addressing a global challenge that will fundamentally alter global development, the Paris Agreement's "rulebook" contains specific details that have practical implications for development practitioners. Devex spoke to Will McGoldrick, director of climate strategy at the Nature Conservancy, about why he watches these negotiations so closely.

Global Views

Opinion: To end malaria, we cannot ignore the reality of poor-quality medicines

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"To combat malaria, we must ensure that the medicines used to treat the disease actually work. And far more often than you might think, that’s not the case," write two medicines quality experts.

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