Time to 'call EU's bluff' on paradigm shift

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By Richard Jones

Will top donors like the European Union rise to the challenge of financing the future sustainable development goals? In Addis Ababa it'll be time to walk the talk, the head of a network of development think tanks tells Devex associate editor Richard Jones.


CAR gains $78.6M in new funding, but is it enough?

The European Commission, along with a handful of other donors, announced new funding for the Central African Republic. But is that enough to meet the country’s humanitarian and recovery needs?


Why EU ministers must endorse aid targets

EU development ministers have the opportunity to lead not just Europe, but the whole world in the direction that could end extreme poverty for good, ONE's global policy director writes in this exclusive commentary.


Here's what's missing in AfDB's 1st gender equality index

The African Development Bank's first gender equality index ranks South Africa on top of 52 countries in the continent. But how did it arrive at that decision, and is that ranking enough to inform stakeholders, particularly policymakers, on where they can focus their interventions?


Invest in Every Woman Every Child to save a generation within a generation

Women, children and adolescents are the most powerful drivers of the transformative changes required by the new development agenda — and they require renewed political commitment and robust leadership, backed up with concrete action and financing at all levels and from all stakeholders, Amina Mohammed writes in this guest commentary.


Time for decisive action on antimicrobial resistance

Although antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world, only about one-quarter of countries have national plans to tackle this problem. This is far too few, and needs to change. A guest op-ed from Keiji Fukuda, WHO's assistant director-general for health security.


How to effectively fund civil society

Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva, head of research for Oxfam GB speaks with Devex about the state of civil society in the developing world and how to effectively fund CSO programs and initiatives.


Targeted aid can make a positive difference

Despite the dire situation in Burundi, the crisis there can teach the global development community a lot about how international aid can be leveraged to make a difference in the long term, writes Christian pastor and author Brian McLaren in this op-ed for the #GlobalGoalsWork series.


How NGOs should choose their banks

What should NGOs and charities consider when choosing who to bank with? We spoke with bank officials and organizations' chief financial officers to find out.


Localizing aid means more lives saved

The humanitarian system needs to be reoriented toward a more localized approach that supports and facilitates community-level relief and recovery efforts. A global network of southern NGOs might just be the much-needed step toward this goal, Adeso's executive director writes in this exclusive commentary.


Piloting the data revolution

The post-2015 framework currently promises to target people with disabilities, but without better, more accurate data we can’t determine the impact on this group of people, and there’s a risk that, yet again, they will miss out on development initiatives, writes Sightsavers' program delivery monitoring officer in this op-ed.


What makes knowledge partnerships for development work

While partnerships are essential to accomplish the global development agenda, proponents argue a knowledge-based one is key to pushing this agenda forward. But what makes knowledge partnerships work? Devex finds out.


Why doing development differently doesn't mean less accountability

Despite consensus on the need for development solutions to adapt to local contexts and political complexities, development practice is finding it hard to reconcile the need for increased flexibility with existing accountability and results requirements. Here's why such a conundrum is not insurmountable.


Inside Development

CAR gains $78.6M in new funding, but is it enough?

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The European Commission, along with a handful of other donors, announced new funding for the Central African Republic. But is that enough to meet the country’s humanitarian and recovery needs?

Global Views

Targeted aid can make a positive difference

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Despite the dire situation in Burundi, the crisis there can teach the global development community a lot about how international aid can be leveraged to make a difference in the long term, writes Christian pastor and author Brian McLaren in this op-ed for the #GlobalGoalsWork series.

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