Research & evaluation

Watchdog to DfID: Simplify systems, talk failure and learn better

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By Anna Patton

The U.K.'s huge investment in research and evaluation produces a wealth of information, but the government could do more to to learn from it and adapt its foreign aid projects. How? A Devex analysis.


World Bank Group reforms

IFC 'refocusing' through internal reorganization

By Paul Stephens

The private sector arm of the World Bank Group has announced a series of internal reorganizations intended to make it more streamlined. A Devex exclusive.


Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

Civil society concerns as global partnerships meeting ends in Mexico

By Adva Saldinger

Masked civil society representatives took the stage briefly on Wednesday at the closing plenary of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation’s first high-level meeting, which focused on the role of the private sector in development.


News: Malaria

Drug-resistant parasites threaten global anti-malaria crusade — WHO

By Lean Alfred Santos

The global struggle against malaria is being threatened by drug-resistant parasites. Ahead of World Malaria Day next week, an official from the World Health Organization discusses this new strain of the disease and ways to address the problem.


Millennium Challenge Corp.

Daniel Yohannes: MCC model works, but reforms are needed

By Carlos Santamaria

How can the Millennium Challenge Corp. tweak its way of doing business? Daniel Yohannes, the outgoing CEO, explains in this exclusive Devex video.


News: US development contractors

Contractors want to be consulted on US security clearance review

By Michael Igoe

As the U.S. government reforms its security clearance system, contractors — among them those implementing international development programs — want to be consulted on the changes. An official from the Office of Management and Budget met with them on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing review process.


News: Disaster preparedness

DfID refocuses attention on building local capacity in emergency response

By Jenny Lei Ravelo

U.K. aid chief Justine Greening wants to encourage CSOs to innovate on disaster planning and preparedness. Where will DfID and its partners pilot the program, and which organizations are expected to deliver them? We find out.


Inside Development

Research & evaluation

Watchdog to DfID: Simplify systems, talk failure and learn better

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The U.K.'s huge investment in research and evaluation produces a wealth of information, but the government could do more to to learn from it and adapt its foreign aid projects. How? A Devex analysis.

Global Views

Contributors: Daniel Ben Yehuda and Danielle Abraham

Israel's vision to become the world's 'development startup nation'

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Through its entrepreneurial spirit and startup success, Israel wants to become a source of innovative solutions for the developing world. The organizers of a recent conference for social entrepreneurs explain why in this guest commentary.