This week conservationists, policymakers and business representatives are gathered for the 2017 Conference of the Parties for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES. In this interview Tony Banbury, the chief philanthropy officer of Vulcan, Inc. shares his thoughts on the importance of collaboration from pandemic response to elephant conservation.
With more than half a billion dollars in aid over the last decade, Thailand has become a flag bearer of the idea that countries don't need to be rich to be able to give help. Devex talks to senior officials of Thailand's two major development institutions about the country's aid portfolio and why it has been a silent success.
Development doesn't have an end point. But is there a point when the global north no longer has a role to play? Thomas Dichter, an international development consultant and contractor with 45 years of experience, responds to FHI 360 CEO Patrick Fine's idea that "we shouldn't be working ourselves out of a job."
Devex spoke with several development professionals about the general trend toward "active aid," and how infusing business or entrepreneurial elements into traditional aid operations can increase motivation and deepen the impact of a charity.
Community health workers — many of whom have no previous formal work experience — become recognized as powerful agents of change. Linda Pfeiffer, president and CEO of INMED Partnerships for Children, shares her organization's experiences in Peru.
Collective action was at the center of every CGI session. But because this is the final meeting, questions linger about who or what can continue to bring unlikely allies together to tackle some of the toughest global challenges.
Australia focuses its support services on individual refugee needs, a unique approach that could provide insights into how to make long-term integration a success.
The 75-year-old charity relies heavily on unrestricted funding from the U.K. Department for International Development, a mechanism the U.K. aid agency says it will no longer use after December.
Unprecedented flows of migrants and refugees across the world are bringing world leaders together to consider new ways forward. Kelly Clements, the UNHCR's second-in-command, sat down with Devex to discuss what's at stake.
The "middle man role" of rural agro-vets, also known throughout sub-Saharan Africa as agro-dealers, isn't one to cut out — and not only because they're a means of delivering new technologies to farmers. Seed and other input suppliers are increasingly relying on rural agro-dealers to sell their stock.
Stability in Colombia will depend on how the country partners with the private sector and civil society. Provash Budden, Colombia country director for Mercy Corps, lays out three things that will be necessary if Colombia is to achieve the lasting reconciliation, stability and economic growth its people have long waited for.
Micro, small and medium enterprises, also known as MSMEs, are the largest employers across the world. These MSMEs are also necessary for the stability and sustainable growth of the global economy but many of them are unable to secure financing to fuel their growth. In this guest column Himanshu Chandra, co-founder of Desiderata Impact Ventures, explores how supply chain financing can help.
The launch of the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness, or PREP, represents one way United States government agencies are engaging partners to harness the data revolution for climate resilience.
The Sustainable Development Goals are built on the idea of leaving no one behind — and that includes the elderly. But does it make economic and social sense to invest on the welfare of the aging segment of the population? HelpAge International's Daniel Horn certainly thinks so.
Women are currently disproportionately excluded from the financial system. But over the next decade, digital finance is likely to provide access to 1.6 billion unbanked people, more than half of them women.
Twelve countries will receive support from a starting pool of $11 million through a new public-private partnership launched Wednesday at the U.N. headquarters. It is set to take form at the regional and national level next year.
One year ago, leaders committed to making the Sustainable Development Goals a reality by 2030. Now, those same leaders need to make greater commitments to help refugees and forcibly displaced people. Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, outlines three actions for leaders at UNGA that would support refugees and the countries that host them.
World leaders pivoted from "watered-down" principles to "concrete" commitments at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week — but this is just a beginning.