The architectural community can directly shape the outcomes of a design process to the betterment of a community's overall quality of life, sustainability, social equity, health and resilience, write Paloma Duran, the director of the SDG Fund, and Martha Thorne, the executive director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
The United Nations’ Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for governments, companies and the development community to forge a meaningful response to the challenges and opportunities presented by urbanization. Devex explores the issue in this #NewUrbanAgenda feature.
Staff at the World Health Organization’s regional office in Manila were often served pizza, cake and sugary beverages during long meetings. But things at the office — mainly cheesy, fatty, sugary things — are changing.
In June, the EU will review the “EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy” to guide the European Union’s global actions in the future. Sabine Terlecki, head of Policy and Advocacy at CONCORD, offers nine ways to make the global strategy successful
How can we create better cities? In this guest column, Deloitte's Steve Hamilton and Jenny Dai discuss how urban data analytics and decision-making tools can help us shape our urban future, as well as through collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Europe's refugee response is causing disunity in the global development community. But what are alternative policies and what could they look like in practice? Devex gets the inside track on the need to keep human rights at the heart of the response, and what models could be used.
Today, we are better positioned than ever to eliminate NTDs, with more people receiving treatment and countries achieving their control and elimination goals. Ellen Agler, CEO of the END Fund, explains how the global development community can keep moving toward eliminating NTDs.
In this excerpt from his book "Expat Etiquette: How to Look Good in Bad Places," co-written with Liz Good, Michael Bear Kleinman recalls one particularly absurd situation during his career in the field — and the moral he took away from it.
Leaders of two of Asia-Pacific's most influential development institutions — the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank — signed a partnership deal on Monday that will pave the way for cooperation in providing much needed finance and knowledge to address the region's myriad development challenges.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is on a mission to make the business case for climate-smart investments — but how much power does the bank wield to make renewable energy more affordable?
A seasoned U.S. global health adviser is bringing her decadeslong experience to the Center for Strategic and International Studies. And an anti-hunger advocate fighting malnutrition in D.C. and neighboring states is joining the board of an international nonprofit.
Germany's GIZ is one of the growing number of donors who are looking to tourism to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. An insider shares details of the agency's playbook with Devex.