Governing the world 'as if' it counts

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By Morten Jerven

Is it possible to count the world? If not, then what are the prospects for real accountability in international development? Author, associate professor and economic historian Morten Jerven gives his take in this #DataDriven guest column.


Barriers to PrEP: Rollout of this HIV prevention tool is hitting bumps

Experts have raised concerns about health care systems and social barriers to the effective roll out of a pill to prevent HIV infection among key populations.


Innovating to the last mile: How access to medicines can end epidemics for good

To ensure achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, we must complete the "last mile" — ending the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria for good. We now have an opportunity to capitalize on this progress and increased access to medicines will play a central role, argues Christopher Game, chief procurement officer at the Global Fund, in this exclusive #Access2Meds guest column.


Getting to effective microinsurance in Asia-Pacific

Government officials and private sector players from the Asia-Pacific region agree microinsurance can help restore a sense of dignity and empowerment to people beset by natural disasters. Devex looks into the opportunities and challenges facing the expansion of the sector.


Megan Smith: 'Go and find people and get them on your team'

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith wants to see more technologists integrated into the planning of development. In an interview at Devex World, she explained how aid organizations can integrate this thinking into their daily operations.


Step by step: The road to ending the AIDS epidemic

Are we on course to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030? As #AIDS2016 begins in Durban, South Africa, Devex talks to Michel Sidibé, executive director at UNAIDS, about scaling up access to treatment, issues around new prevention tools and self testing, and the uncertainty of future funding.


Tech meets health care: Insights from across the spectrum

How is digital technology changing health care delivery in low- and middle-income countries and what are the challenges to ensuring long-term sustainability of these projects? Experts from across the global health and technology sectors gathered at the Wired for Impact event in Accra, Ghana, to discuss the challenges and opportunities digital health presents.


Why this Nobel Prize-winning economist believes the data behind the SDGs 'doesn't add up'

More than 2.8 billion people currently live on less than $2 a day. Or do they? Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton talks through why the data behind that figure, and other figures behind the SDGs, need a rethink.


How the SDGs have changed global development jobs

International civil society entities such as Plan have an important role to play in in the SDG journey, here in the U.S. and elsewhere. But the SDGs changed the game for all of us. Remaining relevant requires we give up control so that we may effectively empower others.


An 'unmistakable sign' that accurate gender data is top priority

What does Gates Foundation's $80 million commitment to close the gender data gap means for U.N. Women’s gender statistics program — as well as gender data collection as a whole? Devex caught up with statistics specialist Papa Seck.


Jean Case on data, entrepreneurship and impact investing

Devex recently sat down with Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation and chair of the National Geographic Society to get her take on the most promising developments in entrepreneurship and impact investing, as well as the limits of data-driven decision-making.


Bringing medicines to the world

An estimated 2 billion people lack access to essential medicines. Here’s how the global health sector is helping address the issue. A Devex #Access2Meds feature.


A year on from Addis and no goals scored

In this opinion piece, Alex McGillivray, director of development at CDC, the private investment arm of the U.K. Department for International Development, reflects on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, exactly one year after it was signed by world leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Data as a driver for change: How results can reshape work, but also deceive

A "phenomenal sea change," recognizing the need for better monitoring and evaluation, has caught the global development community by storm. Funding and programs are catching up, but a need for a standard still exists. A #DataDriven Week Two feature.


The secret to a robust partnership for better humanitarian response

When it comes to preparing for and responding to crises, we need all hands on deck — now more than ever before. In this exclusive #ShareHumanity video, Devex asks experts about the role the private sector can play in crisis response and how it can be better engaged for improved solutions.


Inside Development

Barriers to PrEP: Rollout of this HIV prevention tool is hitting bumps

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Experts have raised concerns about health care systems and social barriers to the effective roll out of a pill to prevent HIV infection among key populations.

Global Views

Are UK charities ready for the storm ahead?

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As the aid priorities of the U.K.’s new government unfold, the biggest development charities will need to steel themselves for a few shocks, writes Patrick Murray, head of policy at New Philanthropy Capital, in this opinion piece.

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