OCHA trims operations in DRR-capable Asia-Pacific

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By Lean Alfred Santos

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is downsizing its operations in Asia and the Pacific. Devex gains the inside track from Oliver Lacey-Hall, OCHA’s former Asia-Pacific head.


ADB's unique moment in Asia

ADB's emerging strategy and internal reforms are motivated by the value of an operational shift in the organization's offerings in the direction of a more inclusive and climate-friendly portfolio. An exclusive commentary from the director general of the bank's Independent Evaluation Department.


How do corporations like Unilever, Philips and Orange innovate?

Innovation can be a challenge for big multinational corporations. Watch this video to learn what Orange's Catherine Flouvat, Philips' Maarten van Herpen and Unilever's Carolyn Jones have to say about innovation, risk-taking and how to scale.


2015, a test for social cohesion

2015 is a pivotal year for global development, playing host to the third International Financing for Development Conference later this month, the U.N. General Assembly in September where the sustainable development goals will be adopted, as well as the Paris climate conference in December. In this video, development executives share their key calls to action.


Internships in the UK: What you need to know

Competition for positions in international development is on the rise — but so are the number of internship opportunities. We take a closer look at some of the opportunities on offer across the U.K., giving a breakdown of requirements, how and when to apply and what to expect from the programs.


What's next for Africa50?

With financial commitments and pipeline projects in place, the Africa50 Fund seems all set for launch. But a number of issues remain. We get the inside track from the fund's acting CEO.


Star pupil's performance casts doubt on green growth model

Morocco's efforts to grow green have attracted international attention and praise. But a closer look at the "green growth" proponents' star pupil suggests carbon emissions cannot be cut radically alongside efforts to improve the economy.


How to manage a Payment by Results contract

What exactly is a Payment by Results contract and how can nongovernmental organizations, social enterprises, and other global development and humanitarian aid actors manage them efficiently and effectively? A joint op-ed by Chris Meyer zu Natrup and Dermott McDonald.


DfID’s CSO cooperation under review

DfID is launching a review of its partnerships with CSOs to determine what their cooperation will look like in future. Until a new scheme is in place, the U.K. aid agency will extend the funding under its current Program Partnership Arrangements through the end of 2016, Devex has learned.


Whose land is it anyway?

Land rights are fundamental to economic growth, prosperity, investment and livelihoods. Yet many countries often lack efficient means to map, register and track ownership. A staggering number of citizens around the world don't even have formal addresses of the place they call home. Businesses are stepping up with innovative solutions.


EU to present 10-point financing plan in Addis

Official development assistance will remain a "centerstone" of development financing, but other flows are even more important. Klaus Rudischhauser, EuropeAid's deputy director-general, reveals a 10-point EU package will be presented at the third International Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa in this video interview.


Inside Development

Star pupil's performance casts doubt on green growth model

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Morocco's efforts to grow green have attracted international attention and praise. But a closer look at the "green growth" proponents' star pupil suggests carbon emissions cannot be cut radically alongside efforts to improve the economy.

Global Views

ADB's unique moment in Asia

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ADB's emerging strategy and internal reforms are motivated by the value of an operational shift in the organization's offerings in the direction of a more inclusive and climate-friendly portfolio. An exclusive commentary from the director general of the bank's Independent Evaluation Department.

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