What Cecil the lion and corporate social responsibility have in common

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By Michael Igoe

Cecil the lion has become a cause célèbre for anti-poaching advocates. He could also be the mascot for socially responsible corporate supply chains.


Shared value: Taking 'doing good' from the periphery to the center

The new Energize Learning project in Ghana shows us how one global confectionery company is working with the national government and nonprofit sector to invest in the future of one of its largest developing country suppliers.


Right things, right places, right targets — right now

Despite not having targets since December 2013, PEPFAR has continued to deliver services and save more lives. So why then do targets matter? A joint op-ed from policy leaders at five NGOs.


Volunteers are key to achieving the SDGs

United Nations Volunteer Executive Director Richard Dictus shares why he believes volunteers can help lead the changes required to achieve the sustainable development goals.


Sustainable solutions, strong leadership for better national health care systems

Governments need to get into the driver's seat and take a systemic approach to addressing health systems strengthening and coordination of partners to improve national health care systems, writes supply chain management expert Pamela Steele in this guest commentary.


From Addis to Paris: What does #FFD3 imply for the climate summit?

2015 may be the year that we recognize that the problems of poverty and climate change are intimately connected — and acknowledge the need for profound, interlocked solutions. A guest commentary from Christian Aid's senior adviser on climate change and sustainable development.


When it comes to advocacy work, don't be shy to ask

For the past five years, Jennifer Johnston has dedicated her time in building advocacy group CEVHAP. How was she able to get much-needed resources to increase hepatitis awareness among the global development community?


'Integrated intervention' can help end extreme poverty

FXB founder Albina du Boisrouvray talks with Devex about why she believes an integrated approach to development can move the world closer to ending extreme poverty.


MCC pledges new PPP funding for project preparation

The Millennium Challenge Corp. has pledged new funds to support public-private partnerships worldwide. The commitment represents a new financing platform for the bilateral donor, which supports pre-project feasibility and due diligence.


Russia names first 'undesirable' as civil society crackdown continues

Russia’s increasingly restrictive laws concerning civil society have claimed its first “official” victim. What does it mean to be named an “undesirable” organization and how will these laws affect civil society in the country in the long run? We asked several experts to find out.


The state of mobile payments in agriculture

Agriculture digital payments, though nascent, are well underway and the favorable policy environment bodes well for continued uptake and scale out, the managing director of LHB Associates, a strategy and management consulting firm bringing mobile finance to the base of the pyramid, writes in this op-ed.


Inside Development

Shared value: Taking 'doing good' from the periphery to the center

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The new Energize Learning project in Ghana shows us how one global confectionery company is working with the national government and nonprofit sector to invest in the future of one of its largest developing country suppliers.

Global Views

Right things, right places, right targets — right now

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Despite not having targets since December 2013, PEPFAR has continued to deliver services and save more lives. So why then do targets matter? A joint op-ed from policy leaders at five NGOs.

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