Turmoil for international aid groups in Burundi over ethnic quotas

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A new requirement to share staff ethnicity data with authorities has left international NGOs in Burundi with a difficult decision. While some are complying, others have closed their doors.


As Davos gathers, the development community struggles for attention

As U.S., U.K., and French leaders drop out to deal with crises at home, Devex looks at some of the biggest concerns for the development community at Davos 2019.


Q&A: What a moonshot for MENA's economy means

"I think it boils down to making progress on these two agendas of mobile e-payments and fast, inclusive, affordable internet available to all," says Rabah Arezki, chief economist for Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank.


UN surveys sexual harassment, union says problem is broader

A survey commissioned by the U.N. looking at sexual harassment within the organization has been criticized for not taking the whole question of abuse of power into account.


The World Bank presidential race heats up

Who will President Trump nominate to succeed Jim Kim? America's hold on the World Bank presidency could be on the line.


Aid groups grapple with loss of staff in Nairobi attack

Aid groups say they remain committed to their work after losing colleagues in Tuesday's attack on the Riverside office complex in the Kenyan capital.


US government misses foreign aid accountability deadline as shutdown continues

The Office of Management and Budget has yet to respond to a bipartisan congressional letter requesting information about Trump administration progress to the 2016 Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act, which seeks to improve foreign aid reporting and transparency.


Oxfam internal inquiry finds 'pervasive' culture of bullying

An independent inquiry into Oxfam International’s work on safeguarding following the Haiti scandal has reported staff concerns about elitism, racism, sexism, and "colonial behavior."


Opinion: A World Bank for the new world order

The Overseas Development Institute's Alex Thier outlines five criteria for selecting the next leader of the World Bank.


Inside Development

Life in the shadows: Living with disabilities in a conflict zone

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There’s a wide gap to bridge to make disabilities more mainstream in humanitarian response, especially for people living in fragile settings. Devex reports from South Sudan.

Global Views

Opinion: A World Bank for the new world order

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The Overseas Development Institute's Alex Thier outlines five criteria for selecting the next leader of the World Bank.

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