Harnessing radio to promote democracy in Ivory Coast

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By Jeff Tyson

In the wake of violent civil conflict in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Essan Emile Ako turned to the radio to promote peace, reconciliation, and free and fair elections.

5 ways Canada can impact global nutrition

With only a few months remaining to include more nutrition targets in the Sustainable Development Goals, here is how Canada can play a role in showing the world that malnutrition is inextricably linked with a broader range of global challenges.

Looking beyond food aid to tackle malnutrition in Sudan

The availability of food plays the most obvious role in preventing and treating malnutrition. But there are other many building blocks, Devex's Jenny Lei Ravelo learned during a recent trip to Diraige camp in Sudan's South Darfur.

Boosting coherence to make poverty eradication a reality

Policy Coherence for Development minimizes contradictions and builds synergies between different EU policies to benefit developing countries and increase the effectiveness of development cooperation. European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica explains how in this exclusive guest commentary.

The pivotal promise of digital technology

How will the smartphone phenomenon pivot low-income countries toward progress? Iqbal Quadir, founder of Grameenphone in Bangladesh and the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT, offers insight in this guest column.

Ombudsman institutions: A core element of democracy

Why are ombudsman institutions an important mechanism to make actions of governments more transparent and their administration more accountable? Günther Kräuter, secretary general of the International Ombudsman Institute, provides insight in this guest column.

Effective altruism: Are you doing good, better?

Where can a small set of individuals make the biggest difference? This is the question aspiring effective altruists are asking themselves. Devex took a look at the latest in the evidence- and reason-driven movement.

What skills are needed in humanitarian agencies now operating in Europe?

Given the exceptional circumstances of the refugee arrivals within the EU, how does this affect aid agencies’ recruitment strategies? Devex spoke to several HR experts expanding operations within Europe to gain insight into the challenges they face in this new landscape.

Can developing nations employ universal cash transfer programs?

Mongolia has taken steps to introduce a universal child money program, Devex has learned. Although long-established in Europe and some OECD member states, can other developing nations follow suit?

The hefty price of child marriage

Policymakers need to prioritize investment to eradicate the harmful practice of child marriage, write Quentin Wodon, lead economist in the Education Global Practice at the World Bank, and Suzanne Petroni, senior director for gender, population and development at the International Center for Research on Women.

PEPFAR strategy shift aims to get ahead of Mozambique's epidemic

Mozambique is at the outset of recalibrating its HIV response, following a global shift in approach by one of the primary donors to the country's AIDS response — the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

Visiting an inflatable refugee center in Berlin

For the global development community, the refugee crisis in Europe raises a number of issues, among them that it took an influx of refugees to places such as Berlin in order to raise global consciousness about a crisis that was already well underway for years in other places. Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar visits one of Berlin's inflatable refugee centers.

Business and food: How to combat the trust deficit

There is often a mistrust when it comes to business being involved in food production, Michael Anderson, CEO of the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, told Devex. Find out what he said helps pave the way for progress in this video interview.

No ordinary year in Ethiopia: It's a 'code red' and must be treated like one

The international community must respond urgently to the severe drought in Ethiopia, writes John Graham, Save the Children's Ethiopia director, in this exclusive guest column.

How sanitation and hygiene strategies can promote women's rights

Adequate menstrual hygiene management is a critical way to ensure women and girls have not only the best chance at optimal health, but equal rights and opportunities for the future. But for Nepal, that's still a long way off. On World Toilet Day, Devex takes a closer look.

The sanitation challenge: What's next after toilets?

Lack of sanitation is a major cause of death and disease, and a serious barrier to development, writes Brian Arbogast, director of global development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in this guest column ahead of World Toilet Day.

Connecting refugees on their journeys toward a safe haven

How does smartphone technology play a central role in keeping families seeking refuge in Europe connected and on course? Evert Bopp, founder of Disaster Tech Lab, gives Devex the inside track following his experience in Lesbos, Greece.

Inside Development

How leaders can better support staff care

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As a leader in global development, you know your staff is your most valuable resource. But you may not devote enough attention, thought or money to supporting that talent. Devex sought the expertise of KonTerra Group's Lynne Cripe for practical tips for how leaders can start the often overwhelming process of building and funding a staff care program. Here's what we learned.

Global Views

The hefty price of child marriage

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Policymakers need to prioritize investment to eradicate the harmful practice of child marriage, write Quentin Wodon, lead economist in the Education Global Practice at the World Bank, and Suzanne Petroni, senior director for gender, population and development at the International Center for Research on Women.

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