Energy poverty

Coal debate firing up in Congress

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By Molly Anders

Legislators stake their claim against the Obama administration's push for more environmentally friendly coal policies abroad.


Youth empowerment

In Maldives, a country-led youth entrepreneurship movement blooms

The Maldivian government will soon announce the winners of its first-ever youth-focused startup competition. Devex spoke to the "father" of the Getset program on how this could transform the island nation's economy.


Human trafficking

Where the focus on human trafficking is heading

Despite the widespread negative impact of the allegations against anti-trafficking icon Somaly Mam, the controversy has a silver lining: It sparked renewed global interest in addressing human trafficking and modern slavery. A Devex analysis.


USAID contracting

Suspended IRD responds to allegations that it mismanaged US funding

Formerly the largest USAID contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan, International Relief and Development submits its response today to USAID allegations that it mismanaged taxpayer funds. IRD spoke with Devex about what's included in the response and the organization's outlook for the future.


From our partner

What does Japan's new charter mean for development?

Designed to more effectively utilize the financial aid scheme to bolster Tokyo's role in global affairs, Japan's new development charter emphasizes growth and active pacifism. To understand what this means for development, the International Development Journal breaks down the new priorities and implementation guidelines of the charter.


Ebola crisis and response

Can mental health services spur economic growth in Ebola-affected West Africa?

The World Bank, Liberia and Japan are partnering on a project designed to provide psychological support to Ebola-devastated communities. Can the new partnership enable economic recovery in the region?


Project implementation

World Bank safeguards will see a third round of consultations

The World Bank's safeguards — the regulations used to protect people and the environment affected by bank projects — will undergo a third round of stakeholder consultations. The executive board review won't take place until fall 2015, but critics of the safeguards believe the delay is well worth the wait.


Aid to Cuba

Aid in Cuba talks: Close but no cigar

With Cuba and U.S. officials set to meet Friday in a second round of talks to hash out sticky details around re-establishing diplomatic relations, the picture for foreign aid still remains unclear — although little movement is expected any time soon.


Vuvuzela

Sounding off on the balance of autonomy and oversight of aid delivery

With myriad restrictions, the U.S. Agency for International Development appears to be micromanaging its programs. Devex shared views on how contracts should be implemented and results evaluated.


Inside Development

#YouthWill

#YouthWill launches to recognize global development leaders

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Young people hold the key to our future — and they are making a difference today. To recognize young leaders in international development and showcase ways to empower the next generation, Devex is launching Youth Will today.

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#YouthWill

#YouthWill launches to recognize global development leaders

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Young people hold the key to our future — and they are making a difference today. To recognize young leaders in international development and showcase ways to empower the next generation, Devex is launching Youth Will today.

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