Amid numerous US foreign aid concerns, can OPIC find the support it needs?

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By Adva Saldinger

In a contentious and busy political environment, can the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, slated for elimination by the Trump administration, find the support it needs despite a laundry list of other Congressional priorities?


Leaked US budget document suggests deep humanitarian, global health cuts

A leaked budget spreadsheet dated May 8 offers more detail into how the Trump administration might achieve deep cuts to foreign aid spending. Humanitarian and global health programs would face steep reductions under this plan.


EU aid at stake in the Philippines in the midst of a political firestorm

The Philippines has stated it will not accept foreign aid from the European Union that may interfere with internal policies, but details remain hazy. Here's what we know so far.


Impact investing growth continues as industry begins tracking to SDGs

The Global Impact Investing Network released its annual impact investing report on Wednesday. Here's a look at what it says about the growth of the industry.


Every $1 of UK aid increases UK exports by $0.22, study finds

A new report from the Overseas Development Institute finds that United Kingdom development aid has a positive impact on exports and job creation back home, supporting claims that it can work in the national interest.


Plans for major family planning summit take shape in Europe as US cuts back

Work is underway for a second major reproductive health summit in London, United Kingdom, as the international community braces itself for the knock-on effects of the United States cuts to family planning services.


Key takeaways from the World Economic Forum on MENA

Devex reports on the key takeaways from a weekend of talks and debates at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan.


What is happening with USAID's business forecasts?

The United States Agency for International Development is already planning for life under the Trump administration with anticipated budget reductions, consolidated programs and investments that focus on crisis and conflict-related programs. Quarter three of the agency's business forecast data provides clues as to how those plans might look.


Britain's Conservatives appear to mull changes to aid spending rules

Britain's major parties all aim to maintain a commitment to spending 0.7 percent of gross national income on aid. But aid groups fear the Conservatives — who have a commanding lead in the polls — could change spending rules and renege on promises to keep the Department for International Development as an independent government body.


USAID exploring food aid, disaster assistance merger for Trump reorganization

The United States Agency for International Development is considering a proposal to merge its Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and its Office of Food for Peace, as part of Trump's broader government reform plan.


A year into the job, Philippe Le Houérou's vision for IFC 3.0 takes shape

The chief executive officer of the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank's private sector arm, talks exclusively to Devex about his strategy for the organization's future — and how his childhood in revolutionary Ethiopia has shaped his work.


Inside Development

Key takeaways from the World Economic Forum on MENA

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Devex reports on the key takeaways from a weekend of talks and debates at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan.

Global Views

Opinion: Why MDBs should include human rights in the development agenda

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It's time for the multilateral development banks to embrace the advancement of human rights — both as a moral imperative, and as a contribution to economic development. Asian Development Bank General Counsel Christopher Stephens explains.

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