From the field

Back from Ebola's front lines, a doctor shares her experience

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By Jenny Lei Ravelo

How was it like volunteering to help with the Ebola response in one of the worst-hit countries in West Africa? We asked Monica Rull, who served as a medical coordinator for MSF in Sierra Leone.


Public relations and communications

4 ways to ensure the success of innovative campaigns

With still a few days left before it ends, a unique campaign launched to galvanize support for Australian foreign aid is well on its way to meeting its target. How? We spoke to its campaign manager.


#YouthWill Create Opportunity

In Maldives, a country-led youth entrepreneurship movement blooms

The Maldivian government will soon announce the winners of its first-ever youth-focused startup competition. Devex spoke to the "father" of the Getset program on how this could transform the island nation's economy.


Human trafficking

Where the focus on human trafficking is heading

Despite the widespread negative impact of the allegations against anti-trafficking icon Somaly Mam, the controversy has a silver lining: It sparked renewed global interest in addressing human trafficking and modern slavery. A Devex analysis.


Project implementation

World Bank safeguards will see a third round of consultations

The World Bank's safeguards — the regulations used to protect people and the environment affected by bank projects — will undergo a third round of stakeholder consultations. The executive board review won't take place until fall 2015, but critics of the safeguards believe the delay is well worth the wait.


Social enterprise

Supporting social entrepreneurship to address poverty in South Asia

Social enterprises in South Asia will soon have access to up to $250,000 in grant funding. How? We spoke to the SAARC Development Fund chief, who shared details about this new program.


Girls' empowerment

Let Girls Learn: Obamas focus new initiative on empowering adolescents

The Peace Corps will train volunteers and thousands of community leaders to become champions of girls' education and empowerment around the globe, as part of an integrated, global initiative that U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are announcing Tuesday.


Energy poverty

Coal debate firing up in Congress

Legislators stake their claim against the Obama administration's push for more environmentally friendly coal policies abroad.


Ebola crisis and response

Can mental health services spur economic growth in Ebola-affected West Africa?

The World Bank, Liberia and Japan are partnering on a project designed to provide psychological support to Ebola-devastated communities. Can the new partnership enable economic recovery in the region?


Inside Development

From the field

Back from Ebola's front lines, a doctor shares her experience

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How was it like volunteering to help with the Ebola response in one of the worst-hit countries in West Africa? We asked Monica Rull, who served as a medical coordinator for MSF in Sierra Leone.

Global Views

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Raising the age of marriage in Malawi

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The unanimous passage of the Divorce, Marriage and Family Relations Bill is a positive step in improving the lives of women and girls in Malawi, but more needs to be done, writes Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, senior fellow for women and foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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