Italy's asylum reception system crumbles

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A new law introduced by Italy's hard-right government removes support from tens of thousands of asylum seekers, and will make it more complex — and risky — for NGOs to support them.

Why the World Bank decided against an emissions target

Despite announcing significant new climate change targets, the World Bank decided not to set its own emissions reduction goal. The bank's climate director explains why not.

Q&A: A career spent advocating for effective US foreign assistance

Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, sits down with Devex to reflect on his development and humanitarian legacy and talks about what's next.

Deaf and hearing impaired Indians push for official sign language recognition

Though millions of Indians are deaf or have limited hearing, sign language instruction and accessibility remains a rarity. A push to make Indian Sign Language one of the country's official languages is gaining traction.

Engineers sound alarm about climate change and infrastructure

Climate change alters the calculus about what to build and how to build it, but countries need baseline information about their current vulnerabilities in order to make better decisions.

The challenges of bringing malaria innovations to scale

A hackathon jointly organized by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and University of California, San Francisco, serves as a reminder of some of the barriers in the way of taking new ideas for malaria eradication from the lab to the field.

Supporting disability advocacy: Insights from Savina Nongebatu

Savina Nongebatu has long been a strong voice in promoting the rights of people with disabilities in the Pacific. Nongebatu shares her insights with Devex into the challenges for disability advocacy in the region.

Q&A: The key role of indigenous people in global climate change efforts

Delegates at COP24 will vote on a recommendation made last week to increase indigenous communities' participation in climate change adaptation and mitigation. Devex speaks with U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuzaks.

Q&A: Intellectual property within DFAT's innovation program

Sarah Pearson, chief innovation officer for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and head of innovationXchange, shares her perspectives on the role of intellectual property within aid programs.

Inside Development

Q&A: As demographics change, cities play key role in advancing the SDGs

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Kate Gilmore, U.N. deputy high commissioner for human rights, calls on the global development community to adapt in order to reflect the shift of people from rural to urban settings and the world’s growing youth population.

Global Views

Opinion: To end malaria, we cannot ignore the reality of poor-quality medicines

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"To combat malaria, we must ensure that the medicines used to treat the disease actually work. And far more often than you might think, that’s not the case," write two medicines quality experts.

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