What's next for Africa50?

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By Jenny Lei Ravelo

With financial commitments and pipeline projects in place, the Africa50 Fund seems all set for launch. But a number of issues remain. We get the inside track from the fund's acting CEO.


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Inside Development

What's next for Africa50?

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With financial commitments and pipeline projects in place, the Africa50 Fund seems all set for launch. But a number of issues remain. We get the inside track from the fund's acting CEO.

Global Views

IRD off the hook?

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In Washington, D.C., many were surprised when the U.S. Agency for International Development decided to lift its suspension of IRD. Still, IRD’s future is in limbo, and the the question remains: What does the development community stand to lose if IRD becomes the highest-profile debarment in USAID history?

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