The inclusion of accountability in the Sustainable Development Goals is proof that it's more than just a buzzword. The challenge now is bringing out its substance, International IDEA Secretary-General Yves Leterme tells Devex in this interview for #DemocracyMatters.
From eradicating infectious diseases to ending global hunger, no development challenge seems to big for the Gates Foundation. But which are the ones that are likely to draw increased attention — and funds — from the world's leading philanthropy? Devex dug into the numbers to uncover some of the latest trends driving the Gateses' grant-making.
How can girls around the world be empowered to make healthy choices about their bodies well before they become women? Dr. Flavia Bustreo, WHO's assistant director-general for family, women's and children's Health, outlines what needs to happen in this exclusive guest column.
Antonio Guterres has announced he's stepping down as U.N. high commissioner for refugees by the end of the year. Who will succeed him? There's at least one name in the ballot.
With competition for grants tougher than ever, organizations must improve both the quality and quantity of the grant proposals they send out. But how can your organization responsibly accelerate your proposal process? Devex shares five simple ways.
To reach Sustainable Development Goal targets of eliminating all forms of violence against children, social actors must be involved, writes Gabriela Olguin, child protection regional adviser for South Asia and Pacific at World Vision International, in this guest commentary.
This is the buzz from #SOCAP2015, the Social Capital Markets conference in San Francisco, where the tech world collides with the biggest global development challenges we face. Devex's Catherine Cheney brings the highlights.
What are the prospects for rural development in Africa? On the sidelines of the 15th International Economic Forum on Africa in Berlin, Germany, Devex sat down with Mario Pezzini, director of the OECD Development Center, to get the inside track.
How could sound investment in seed systems help rural farmers? If farmers are to gain enduring access to the crop varieties they want and need, urgent action is needed. Louise Sperling, senior technical adviser at Catholic Relief Services, explains how the issue can be tackled in practice.
On the International Day of the Girl Child and the start of the European Week of Action for Girls, eight organizations note in this op-ed that millions of girls around the world are still being denied the opportunity to reach their full potential. How can the SDGs help create a world that is safer and more equal?
Humanitarians working to support refugees within Europe are in unchartered territory, and have never seen such desperate conditions. Devex met with IRC on the ground in Lesbos, Greece, to see the scale of the challenge it is facing and find out staff calls to action.
mHealth is most prominent in Africa and most commonly applied to support maternal health, but it is expanding into other developing countries and health subsectors. We take a closer look at three mHealth projects to learn more.
Enhancing synergies across sectors makes perfect sense. But Eliya Zulu, executive director at the African Institute for Development Policy, tells Devex what the big question mark is when it comes to integrated development.
Malnutrition isn't what it used to be, and nutrition experts are pushing more than ever to improve and increase the potential of food fortification. Devex takes a closer look.
An increasing number of companies are turning their attention to global health needs. In this exclusive commentary, Laura Asiala, vice president of public affairs at PYXERA Global, discusses how can public-private partnerships can impact health.
Scaling innovation is a challenge for the development community and there is a lot that it can learn from Silicon Valley. Devex spoke to Ann Mei Chang, executive director of USAID's Global Development Lab, about what the communities can learn from one another in this video interview from the SOCAP conference in San Francisco.