Post-2015 agenda

Ahead of the SDGs, where do negotiations currently stand?

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By Manola De Vos

As the world prepares for the adoption of a post-2015 agenda aimed at stamping out extreme poverty by 2030, Devex spoke to five stakeholders involved in ongoing discussions to get the inside track.


Summit of the Americas

Energy, education steal the spotlight at Summit of the Americas

How will the Summit of the Americas in Panama impact development cooperation efforts, and what are the concrete next steps for collaboration on the continent given the lack of a unified summit declaration? Devex takes a closer look.


Disaster response

Vanuatu needs long-term support, NGOs say

Australian NGOs delivering humanitarian assistance in cyclone-hit Vanuatu welcomed Canberra's latest aid package, but stressed that the aid community as a whole needs to move toward providing long-term assistance to the island nation.


Vuvuzela

Sounding off on the international response to the crisis in Yemen

Has the international community failed Yemen? Not quite, according to some Devex readers.


AfDB elections

An agricultural champion's vision for AfDB

In the run-up to the African Development Bank's presidential elections in May, Devex takes a close look into the background, experience and vision of each of the eight candidates vying for the bank's leadership. First up is Akinwumi Adesina, Nigeria's bet for the presidency.


World Bank Spring Meetings

Too sexy for procurement reform? The World Bank hopes not

Helping client countries develop robust procurement systems is shaping up to be an important role for the World Bank's new Governance Global Practice. But how can the bank market procurement to finance ministers?


AfDB elections

A career banker's bid to lead AfDB

In the run-up to the African Development Bank's presidential elections in May, Devex takes a close look into the background, experience and vision of each of the eight candidates vying for the bank's leadership. Second on the list: Jaloul Ayed, Tunisia's bet for the presidency.


Food aid reform

Reformers look for the refresh button on US food aid

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding its first-ever hearing focused on food aid reform. The behind-the-scenes debates and negotiations around food aid could take center-stage.


Food security and nutrition

African anti-hunger drive could be blown off track by climate change

Agriculture must urgently be placed at the core of the climate change negotiations, starting with the COP21 conference in Paris at the end of this year, Sir Gordon Conway argues in this Devex exclusive interview.


Inside Development

In Numbers

Despite improvement in financial inclusion, much more needs to be done

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Technology and greater account ownership in the developing world led to a 20 percent drop in the number of unbanked adults between 2011 and 2014, according to the recently released Global Findex. But much more needs to be done to expand both account ownership and use.

Global Views

European health month

Financing the SDGs for health in Africa: Opportunities and risks

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The SDGs present fresh impetus on how to finance health, and discussions in Addis Ababa must address financing challenges — from ODA and domestic resource mobilization to remittances and FDIs. An op-ed from Fanwell Kenala Bokosi, executive director at the African Forum & Network on Debt and Development.

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