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Exclusive: How new venture PlaceFund plans to disrupt the property rights field

16 January 2020

Property rights advocates have a new champion in PlaceFund, an independent nonprofit organization that spun out of the property rights initiative at Omidyar Network.

Leprosy lives on in Nigeria, 20 years after its 'elimination' as a public health problem

15 January 2020

After Nigeria met WHO's leprosy reduction target in 2000, political interest shifted elsewhere — leaving patients with little support.

What the US International Development Finance Corporation needs to do in year 1

14 January 2020

Devex speaks to development leaders about what they're watching in the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation's first year.

Kenyans love maize. But aflatoxins are making it dangerous.

13 January 2020

Exposure to a toxin produced by fungus on crops is linked to a third of the cases of liver cancer across the African continent, but a lesser known issue is the link the toxins could play in childhood stunting.

State Department lays out criteria for resumption of 'Northern Triangle' aid

13 January 2020

The State Department said it has no timeline for determining if or when aid may resume, in a letter sent by the department to Congress.

Q&A: Why most nutrition programming is not scalable

13 January 2020

We are still far from achieving the SDG to end global hunger and malnutrition by 2030. Jeremy Shoham, director of the Emergency Nutrition Network, shares key strategies for overcoming obstacles to the scaling of international nutrition programs.

As OPIC shuts its doors, former leaders reflect

13 January 2020

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. development finance corporation for nearly 50 years, transformed into the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation on Jan. 2. Devex catches up with former OPIC CEOs to reflect on the agency.

EIB president warns against 'box-ticking' on climate investments

13 January 2020

The European Investment Bank needs to think seriously about criticisms of how it counts its climate investments, Werner Hoyer tells Devex.

Inside Development

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Are wearable devices the future of infectious disease surveillance?

17 January 2020

Wearable devices, such as Fitbits, can help predict trends of influenza-like illness in a population, according to a new study published in The Lancet Digital Health journal.

Global Views

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Opinion: Advances in AI and satellites can help us meet the SDGs

16 January 2020

Detailed, updated satellite images of Earth, together with new and advancing analytical possibilities, offer incredible options to rapidly and inclusively provide data needed to reach the SDGs. Maxar explains how.