By Michael Igoe
News analysis: US aid budget
U.S. President Barack Obama’s relatively flat foreign aid budget request for fiscal year 2015 is more than meets the eye. Devex reporter Michael Igoe crunched the numbers, dug deep into each provision and analyzed priority areas. Find out more.
By Paul Stephens
News analysis: World Bank reform
The World Bank plans to appoint this month new senior directors for global practices, an important milestone in President Jim Kim’s ambitious reform agenda. Here are our 5 tips on what you should expect from the new hires, whose performance is expected to determine the success or failure of the bank’s reorganization.
By Anna Patton
As the U.K. gets ready to end all its bilateral assistance to South Africa in 2015, questions still remain on how the decision was made, whether the country is ready for the withdrawal of British aid, and whether it will become a regional hub for DfID-funded development programs in other African nations.
By Jenny Lei Ravelo
News: Democratic Republic of Congo
While the aid community is concerned about the humanitarian situation in South Sudan or the Central African Republic, many ignore the ongoing crisis in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. MSF’s operations manager tells us how they work on the ground in truly challenging conditions.
By Carlos Santamaria
After Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway, now Sweden also withdraws its direct budget support for Uganda after the government passed a law targeting homosexuals. Will other countries follow suit? Share your thoughts.
By Adva Saldinger
International Women's Day
It’s a very busy week of conversations, conferences and announcements ahead of International Women's Day. What's the buzz in New York? Devex reporter Adva Saldinger brings you the highlights.