Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

Civil society concerns as global partnerships meeting ends in Mexico

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By Adva Saldinger

Masked civil society representatives took the stage briefly on Wednesday at the closing plenary of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation’s first high-level meeting, which focused on the role of the private sector in development.

News: Malaria

Drug-resistant parasites threaten global anti-malaria crusade — WHO

By Lean Alfred Santos

The global struggle against malaria is being threatened by drug-resistant parasites. Ahead of World Malaria Day next week, an official from the World Health Organization discusses this new strain of the disease and ways to address the problem.

Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

GPEDC high-level meeting opens in Mexico City

By Carlos Santamaria

The first high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation opened on Tuesday in Mexico City, and discussions centered on the “how” of development cooperation, including country-led development, linking aid to budgets and best practices in working with foundations.

News: US development contractors

Contractors want to be consulted on US security clearance review

By Michael Igoe

As the U.S. government reforms its security clearance system, contractors — among them those implementing international development programs — want to be consulted on the changes. An official from the Office of Management and Budget met with them on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing review process.

Access to energy

Where does MCC fit into Power Africa’s ‘division of labor'?

By Carlos Santamaria

U.S. President Barack Obama’s initiative to provide electricity to sub-Saharan Africa is an all-of-government effort involving several agencies. Find out what MCC’s role is in this video interview with outgoing CEO Daniel Yohannes.

News: Disaster preparedness

DfID refocuses attention on building local capacity in emergency response

By Jenny Lei Ravelo

U.K. aid chief Justine Greening wants to encourage CSOs to innovate on disaster planning and preparedness. Where will DfID and its partners pilot the program, and which organizations are expected to deliver them? We find out.

News: US Global Development Council

US Global Development Council takes a swing at 'business as usual'

By Michael Igoe

U.S. President Barack Obama's Global Development Council has bold ambitions to chart a new course for U.S. foreign aid policy and get "beyond business as usual," but the panel's early ideas mostly include political non-starters and initiatives that are already underway.

Inside Development


A challenge of ideas

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Here's a different kind of grant program for social entrepreneurs: Your idea may win, but that doesn't mean you'll be the one turning it into reality. A winning formula?

Global Views

Contributors: Daniel Ben Yehuda and Danielle Abraham

Israel's vision to become the world's 'development startup nation'

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Through its entrepreneurial spirit and startup success, Israel wants to become a source of innovative solutions for the developing world. The organizers of a recent conference for social entrepreneurs explain why in this guest commentary.