The Millennium Challenge Corporation can now make regional compacts, a move the organization says will allow it to better maximize resources and results by investing in projects that can benefit multiple countries at once.
Experts scrutinized the early impacts of the World Bank's new procurement framework during its Spring Meetings last week.
Satellite technology is providing health workers in remote communities in Nigeria with better access to training, as well as improved information management systems. In this video, we take a look at how a new partnership is helping to revolutionize health coverage in some of the country's rural areas.
As World Immunization Week kicks off, the World Health Organization's expert advisory group on immunization made new recommendations on the dengue vaccine. These come on the heels of a series of controversies linked to the vaccine, particularly in the Philippines.
While the World Bank Spring Meetings were dominated by negotiations around a major capital increase announced on Saturday, they also raised questions about human capital, digital economies, and internal changes at the world's largest multilateral development bank.
With 30 percent of children overweight or obese, Ecuador's capital, Quito, is suffering the effects of widely available fast food. Tackling this NCD is not going to be a one-city job, Quito's mayor explains.
The growing burden of noncommunicable diseases in humanitarian emergencies is increasingly being recognized. But developing programs specific to NCDs and managing these chronic conditions well, particularly in an unwelcoming environment, can be challenging. Chronic diseases, for one, require follow-up and long-term commitment. Several aid actors are hoping to make headway in terms of better addressing and treating them.
Storytelling at NGOs is typically focused on attracting funds - but there are many reasons to tell a story, and many ways to do it. Devex spoke to experts to find out how nongovernmental organizations can develop more creative storytelling strategies with impact that extends beyond donations.
The United States government will avoid "large-scale reconstruction efforts" in the future, according to a copy of the multidepartment Stabilization Assistance Review obtained by Devex. The study also suggests a new approach to stabilization in conflict areas that seeks to maximize the value of U.S. taxpayer dollars and press international partners to pay their fair share.
The billionaire philanthropist says sin taxes are necessary to get people, especially those with fewer resources, to live longer.