If we are reaching a tipping point of cash, commitment and moral cause to expand energy access in Africa, should we now expect to see substantial progress? In this guest column, Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative's Pierrick Judeaux discusses the Power Africa Roadmap, potential obstacles ahead and ways to overcome them.
The sustainability of global food supplies will require collective action among the world's largest food producers. Devex profiles Jason Clay, executive director of the World Wildlife Fund's Markets Institute, who is working to shape the dialogue between those companies.
The Global Innovation Fund announced its first round of investments Tuesday, the first of which went to Segovia, a software tech platform to streamline payment systems. Here's a look at what the company, started by GiveDirectly co-founders Michael Faye and Paul Niehaus, is doing to improve the efficiency of aid by fixing the leaks in the cash transfer system.
President Barack Obama will release his administration's 2017 budget request Tuesday, setting the stage for a long appropriations season.
The Electrify Africa Act ensures the continuation of the Obama administration's Power Africa initiative to expand access to electricity in Africa, but will it live up to its potential and achieve lasting development outcomes? The American Jewish World Service's Dahlia Rockowitz outlines five key questions the U.S. government should ask itself.
The convergence of plunging oil prices, a global technology revolution and an innovative startup culture have a chance to reinvent the economies of the Middle East. Devex looks at a new narrative for inclusive development in the region.
What do football and disaster response have in common? Here's what New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, whose brother takes the field in the Super Bowl on Sunday, had to say.
After the opening week of peace talks aimed at ending the war in Syria were suspended only three days after they began, Devex shares a recent call from humanitarian organizations to stop the suffering and place pressure on all parties to end the blockade on urgently needed humanitarian assistance.
How can aid workers navigate a country notorious for detaining and expelling foreigners? Here are five tips to keep in mind.
The truly visionary disruptors see the next generation of opportunities in high-need economies — as well as the chance to change lives, writes Jeri Jensen, founder of Business Driven Development, in this op-ed.
Extreme inequality is not inevitable — it is the consequence of political choices, writes Oxfam America President Ray Offenheiser in this op-ed. Following the release of Oxfam's inequality report last month, what actions can the development sector take?
The private sector has played a pivotal role in pushing progress on development programs over the past few decades. But many believe the sector has more to offer. Devex talked to experts about how private sector actors can impact global development in sectors such as family planning, SRHR — and beyond.
The Syria donors conference in London this week saw unprecedented buy-in from the private sector, but can new investments deliver the quality over quantity needed for long-term education and job creation in the region?
Breaking the silence that surrounds female genital mutilation is the first step toward ending the brutal practice within a generation, writes Plan International's Madina Bocoum Daff in this guest column, ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM.