Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

GPEDC high-level meeting opens in Mexico City

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By Carlos Santamaria

The first high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation opened on Tuesday in Mexico City, and discussions centered on the “how” of development cooperation, including country-led development, linking aid to budgets and best practices in working with foundations.

News: US development contractors

Contractors want to be consulted on US security clearance review

By Michael Igoe

As the U.S. government reforms its security clearance system, contractors — among them those implementing international development programs — want to be consulted on the changes. An official from the Office of Management and Budget met with them on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing review process.

News: Disaster preparedness

DfID refocuses attention on building local capacity in emergency response

By Jenny Lei Ravelo

U.K. aid chief Justine Greening wants to encourage CSOs to innovate on disaster planning and preparedness. Where will DfID and its partners pilot the program, and which organizations are expected to deliver them? We find out.

News: US Global Development Council

US Global Development Council takes a swing at 'business as usual'

By Michael Igoe

U.S. President Barack Obama's Global Development Council has bold ambitions to chart a new course for U.S. foreign aid policy and get "beyond business as usual," but the panel's early ideas mostly include political non-starters and initiatives that are already underway.

Video interview: Daniel Yohannes

MCC private sector engagement under Daniel Yohannes

By Carlos Santamaria

How did the Millennium Challenge Corp. leverage private sector engagement to get General Electric to sign a memorandum of understanding to invest $1.5 billion in Ghana’s energy sector? We asked Daniel Yohannes, the outgoing CEO.

World Bank spring meetings

How to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 — what do you think?

By Carlos Santamaria

Now that the dust has finally cleared after the World Bank spring meetings in Washington, D.C., it’s time (again) to discuss poverty eradication by 2030 — can President Jim Kim’s ambitious goal be met? If so, how? We want to know your thoughts.

News: WASH

Bangladesh: How to turn human waste into power

By Lean Alfred Santos

In Bangladesh, sanitation and hygiene have noticeably improved in the last few years, but should the process of waste management stop there? An NGO tells us how there are other — and more useful — ways that human waste can fuel development.

Inside Development

World Bank spring meetings

The World Bank's big gamble

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As the World Bank moves toward its July 1 implementation date for President Jim Kim's ambitious reforms, it has become clear that the real work is still ahead. An in-depth analysis after the institution's spring meetings by Devex reporter Paul Stephens.

Global Views

Contributors: George Ingram, Carolyn Miles and Connie Veillette

Charting a way forward on US development policy

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The next two years are a crucial window of opportunity for U.S. aid reform. In an exclusive opinion, the co-chairs of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network share their vision for a reform agenda to improve development policy and practice, and make U.S. assistance dollars work smarter beyond 2014.