Public relations and communications

4 ways to ensure the success of innovative campaigns

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By Lisa Cornish

With still a few days left before it ends, a unique campaign launched to galvanize support for Australian foreign aid is well on its way to meeting its target. How? We spoke to its campaign manager.


Girls' empowerment

Let Girls Learn: Obamas focus new initiative on empowering adolescents

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.


Youth empowerment

In Maldives, a country-led youth entrepreneurship movement blooms

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.


Human trafficking

Where the focus on human trafficking is heading

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.


USAID contracting

Suspended IRD responds to allegations that it mismanaged US funding

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.


Energy poverty

Coal debate firing up in Congress

Legislators stake their claim against the Obama administration's push for more environmentally friendly coal policies abroad.


Ebola crisis and response

Can mental health services spur economic growth in Ebola-affected West Africa?

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?


Project implementation

World Bank safeguards will see a third round of consultations

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

Aid in Cuba talks: Close but no cigar

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.


Inside Development

Girls' empowerment

Let Girls Learn: Obamas focus new initiative on empowering adolescents

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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.

Global Views

#YouthWill

#YouthWill launches to recognize global development leaders

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Young people hold the key to our future — and they are making a difference today. To recognize young leaders in international development and showcase ways to empower the next generation, Devex is launching Youth Will today.

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