The Peace Corps will train volunteers and thousands of community leaders to become champions of girls' education and empowerment around the globe, as part of an integrated, global initiative that U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are announcing Tuesday.
The Maldivian government will soon announce the winners of its first-ever youth-focused startup competition. Devex spoke to the "father" of the Getset program on how this could transform the island nation's economy.
Despite the widespread negative impact of the allegations against anti-trafficking icon Somaly Mam, the controversy has a silver lining: It sparked renewed global interest in addressing human trafficking and modern slavery. A Devex analysis.
Formerly the largest USAID contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan, International Relief and Development submits its response today to USAID allegations that it mismanaged taxpayer funds. IRD spoke with Devex about what's included in the response and the organization's outlook for the future.
Legislators stake their claim against the Obama administration's push for more environmentally friendly coal policies abroad.
Ebola crisis and response
The World Bank, Liberia and Japan are partnering on a project designed to provide psychological support to Ebola-devastated communities. Can the new partnership enable economic recovery in the region?
The World Bank's safeguards — the regulations used to protect people and the environment affected by bank projects — will undergo a third round of stakeholder consultations. The executive board review won't take place until fall 2015, but critics of the safeguards believe the delay is well worth the wait.
Aid to Cuba
With Cuba and U.S. officials set to meet Friday in a second round of talks to hash out sticky details around re-establishing diplomatic relations, the picture for foreign aid still remains unclear — although little movement is expected any time soon.