As tech moves toward shared value, what is the role for 'bridge builders'?

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By Catherine Cheney

Tech companies are getting more interested in development impact and social good, and they're doing a lot more of their relationship building with nonprofits in-house. What does that mean for the organizations that used to make a living brokering these partnerships?

Unlikely outlaws: Indigenous coca farmers as indigenous advocates

With the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem fast approaching in April 2016, it is important to consider the stories of the people whose livelihoods are at stake, writes Christian Aid's Eric Gutierrez in this guest opinion. Their own victories are a model for indigenous advocacy everywhere.

The complex solutions for preventing gender violence

Violence against women is not acceptable, nor inevitable and it can be prevented, writes Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, undersecretary-general and executive director of U.N. Women, in this commentary to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Harnessing radio to promote democracy in Ivory Coast

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.

Vaccinations in Nepal

Six months on from Nepal's devastating earthquake, Devex takes a look at the health implications of the natural disaster. When should a vaccine be introduced in post-disaster zones? And what considerations should be taken into account?

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.

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.

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.

A look at USAID's climate change policy integration

How will USAID's portfolio-wide integration of climate change impact implementers and funding? Charles North, senior deputy assistant administrator in USAID's Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, sat down with Devex Impact Associate Editor Adva Saldinger to explain.

Ending violence against women: 3 ways to innovate

In this guest column Benjamin Kumpf, UNDP policy specialist for innovation, makes the case for embracing social innovation approaches to address violence against women and girls in development and humanitarian settings more effectively.

Don't cop out of climate change deal, say children

As governments prepare to finalize a new climate change deal in Paris, the voices, rights and needs of children and young people should be foremost in their minds, argues Alison Wright, climate change policy officer at Plan International, in this #PlanetWorth op-ed.

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.

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.

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.

Inside Development

DfID's new budget: More aid to fragile states through a 'cross-government' approach

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The U.K. has unveiled a new aid strategy and announced budget shifts, some of which have come as a surprise to the U.K. development community. Devex takes a look at the specifics, the reactions to an increase in aid administered through departments other than the Department for International Development, and the government's strategy to spend half of official development assistance in fragile states.

Global Views

Ending violence against women: 3 ways to innovate

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In this guest column Benjamin Kumpf, UNDP policy specialist for innovation, makes the case for embracing social innovation approaches to address violence against women and girls in development and humanitarian settings more effectively.

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