De-risking — the practice of financial institutions exiting relationships with, and closing the accounts of, clients perceived to be “high risk” — is threatening the way we transfer money. What other trends are affecting the remittance industry?
The U.S. Agency for International Development recently launched a new five-year strategy to combat neglected tropical diseases. Devex spoke to Emily Wainwright, the head of NTDs at the aid agency, to find out more.
Devex spoke with Khaula Sawah, CEO of the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations USA, one of the few Syrian-led medical organizations still operating across the war-torn country, about challenges in the field and how the conflict has shaped the delivery of care.
Adolescent girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV transmissions among their peer group in sub-Saharan Africa. Here's a look at the DREAMS initiative and what it has learned in its efforts to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women.
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Australia's minister for international development and the Pacific, sat down with Devex to discuss volunteers and issues affecting the aid program.
Rumors of Bond for International Development's financial difficulty are true, but the 475-member U.K. aid body says it isn't going anywhere, even if new DfID funding doesn't come through.
For the first time, the U.N. has apologized to the Haitian people for its role in the Haiti cholera outbreak, while it rolled out details on a new $400 million plan to combat the bacterial disease and meet the needs of impacted communities.
Not much is new in the U.K. Department for International Development's first Bilateral Development Review since 2011, aside from what — and who — wasn't included.
A new report from Mercy Corps is challenging standard theories about countering violent extremism interventions by showing that increasing access to secondary education is not enough to deter young people from political violence. They also need opportunities for community engagement.
After pressure from campaigners, the U.N.-led Inter-Agency Standing Committee has agreed to take action to prevent sexual discrimination and violence against female aid workers and reform its reporting and support policies for victims.
In December, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will notify countries eligible for grant funding for the next three years. But Lucica Ditiu, executive director at the Stop TB Partnership, has some concerns about how the policies will affect ongoing projects.
Organizations are harnessing existing networks, empowering local leaders and thinking about scale to better engage communities and help drive development programs and priorities.
Is there an old guard barrier to innovation? James Whitehead, global innovation adviser at Oxfam GB, says NGOs worldwide need to look at new approaches in delivering aid and humanitarian assistance to improve impact and cement their role as an important player in the development space.
Companies continue to rely on commodities linked to deforestation and this could cost them billions of dollars as well as cause harm to the environment and forest populations, according to two new reports.
In a Facebook Live conversation on Thursday, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg provided a look at the team they are assembling to pursue their stated mission of "advancing human potential and promoting equal opportunity."
Payment systems are a hot topic for the development sector but not everyone is a financial expert. The jargon used can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Devex has your quick guide to making sense of payment systems.
Agriculturalists may be responsible for feeding the world, but do horticulturalists have a larger role to play in the success of the Sustainable Development Goals? Devex speaks with horticulture experts on why their industry matters to more than just food-related outcomes in the SDGs.
A new system for electing the leader of the World Health Organization means Africa's 54 member states stand a good chance of nominating their candidate, and fulfilling the unwritten rule that regions take turns leading the agency. But as France lobbies former French colonies to back its candidate, tensions are rising.