A daily, 11-hour humanitarian pause, announced Thursday, over east Aleppo could allow the U.N. and aid workers to provide medical evacuation and relief to people for the first time since April. But security challenges prevented any medical evacuations from taking place.
For his work utilizing satellite technology to bring livestock insurance to herders and livestock in East Africa, Andrew Mude was presented with the 2016 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research. Devex sat down with him to talk about technology, insurance and his passion for helping secure the livelihoods of rural farmers in the region.
Nepal is still working to recover from a pair of earthquakes that shook the country to the core last year, even as it seeks political stability a year after adopting a new constitution. Devex spoke to U.S. officials about their priorities in the country.
Urbanization is a force for good when it comes to giving women and girls access to health, education and industry. But with crumbling slums and growing numbers of urban poor, how can policymakers ensure those gains aren't squandered?
The World Health Organization is tapping an old ally to fight unhealthy diets: taxes. A smart tax policy to promote healthy diets, however, first requires a number of considerations. Devex spoke with WHO's technical lead on diet and physical activity to learn more.
Intermediaries play a specific role in the health market ecosystem. Here's a breakdown of who they are and what they do, based on the Center for Health Market Innovations' recent report.
More smaller grants, strategically using volunteers and encouraging antagonism are all ways the newly appointed Minister for International Development Rory Stewart hopes to tackle the perennial challenges of partnering in global development.
Pilot projects are essential for testing out new ideas. But simply carrying out one pilot project after another without moving on to implement the successful ones can be counterproductive, write ICRC's Mechthild Rombach and Thalie Bareilles, in this guest column.
Financial products that are underwritten by rising land values can be innovative and useful ways for cities to finance urban development. They are generating a lot of buzz at the Habitat III conference in Quito this week. Devex takes a look at what some of these products are and the constraints to how they can be applied.
The enactment of the first meaningful international climate regulation shouldn't hide the alarming situation on the ground and the lack of preparedness among communities to face growing numbers of increasingly intense climate change-related disasters, including flooding, write AFD's Thomas Roca and Cloud To Street's Bessie Schwarz in this guest column.
Jacob Lief, the founder of Ubuntu Education Fund, was one of the few social good leaders to make Fortune Magazine's 2016 "40 Under 40." Lief, who hasn't always made the traditional choices, shed light on his journey, on setting his own rules, and on developing what has become an internationally recognized model for community development in a recent interview with Devex.
In researching her new book, Ndidi Nwuneli, an African serial entrepreneur, spent about a year interviewing social entrepreneurs in a number of African countries to uncover the reasons behind the slow progress on the continent.