'Unambitious' EU outcomes put Addis prospects in jeopardy

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By Richard Jones

Without strong EU leadership, a meaningful international consensus at the third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, could now be in doubt.


Remarkable progress, but long way to go to beating infectious diseases

We must work together, as a part of the global community, to ensure that no child should suffer and die from malaria or any preventable and curable disease. U.S. Sen. John Boozman writes in this guest commentary for the #GlobalGoalsWork series.


Reinstated taxes, supply shortage hamper aid delivery in Nepal

Devex connects with Alex Gray, Relief International's global humanitarian director, about the shortage of building supplies in earthquake-stricken Nepal and a reinstated customs tax on aid supplies that Gray says will likely slow the recovery to a near-halt.


5 ways technology can help sustainable fishing

The U.S. State Department will hold its second Fishackathon in early June. Here's a sneak peek into the kinds of solutions that could — with your help — emerge from the event.


The HIV 'emergency' isn't over, says PEPFAR chief

Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and director of the largest initiative to combat a single disease, talks data, PEPFAR's future and the AIDS emergency we still face in this Devex exclusive video interview.


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.


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

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?


New AfDB chief Akinwumi Adesina: 'I will not let you down'

Nigeria just simultaneously lost its agriculture minister and gained its first African Development Bank president. After more than five hours of anticipation and frenzy over social media on Thursday, Africa’s premiere development finance institution announced its new president: Akinwumi Adesina, the man known for his colorful bow ties.


Private sector concessional loans as ODA — why not?

As the movers and shakers in the global development community prepare to tackle development finance in the post-2015 agenda, the role of ODA remains in a state of flux and could be redefined to include some potentially controversial ideas, Devex learns from a top EU policy analyst.


Time to act against illicit tobacco

Enforcing an international protocol to end illicit tobacco trade is a critical first step to defeating an industry that causes as much as $50 billion in losses from government coffers and contributes to 6 million deaths from tobacco-related diseases annually. An op-ed from Dr. Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, head of the WHO FCTC Secretariat, for World No Tobacco Day.


How is assistance being delivered in Nepal?

Last year, Nepal introduced a policy that aims to reduce aid fragmentation and lower transaction costs. How is humanitarian aid in the aftermath of two earthquakes being delivered in this context? We take a closer look.


5 more global development startups you should know about

Startups — whether nonprofits or social enterprises — are often deemed as game changers, given their out-of-the box solutions to pressing problems. Here are some notable global development startups.


Building peace and prosperity in South Sudan: What role for AfDB?

South Sudan's admission into the AfDB does not necessarily represent a major shift in the trajectory of current donor assistance to the country. But it can bring many changes, the director of the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution writes in this exclusive commentary.


Cognitive dissonance in the development community

The more we put development resources into stovepiped mechanisms, the more difficult it will be to finance integrated programs, FHI 360's chief executive officer writes in the exclusive commentary.


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'Unambitious' EU outcomes put Addis prospects in jeopardy

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Without strong EU leadership, a meaningful international consensus at the third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, could now be in doubt.

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Remarkable progress, but long way to go to beating infectious diseases

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We must work together, as a part of the global community, to ensure that no child should suffer and die from malaria or any preventable and curable disease. U.S. Sen. John Boozman writes in this guest commentary for the #GlobalGoalsWork series.

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