First clues for post-Brexit aid cooperation between EU and UK

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By Molly Anders

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator pointed to Norway as an example of how the U.K. will behave after its exit from the EU. What can Norway — and the options being built into the EU's new aid consensus — tell us about the future of U.K. and EU aid?

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Australia aid minister on International Volunteer Day and the future of regional assistance

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Bond denies DfID funding will decide its future

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UN details plans for Haiti's cholera victims, apologizes for role in epidemic

For the first time, the U.N. has apologized to the Haitian people for its role in the Haiti cholera outbreak, while it rolled out details on a new $400 million plan to combat the bacterial disease and meet the needs of impacted communities.

What's missing from DfID's Bilateral Development Review?

Not much is new in the U.K. Department for International Development's first Bilateral Development Review since 2011, aside from what — and who — wasn't included.

In Somalia, better education alone is not enough to challenge extremism

A new report from Mercy Corps is challenging standard theories about countering violent extremism interventions by showing that increasing access to secondary education is not enough to deter young people from political violence. They also need opportunities for community engagement.

Discrimination and violence against female aid workers will be investigated — top humanitarians

After pressure from campaigners, the U.N.-led Inter-Agency Standing Committee has agreed to take action to prevent sexual discrimination and violence against female aid workers and reform its reporting and support policies for victims.

Stop TB chief warns of unspent Global Fund grants

In December, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will notify countries eligible for grant funding for the next three years. But Lucica Ditiu, executive director at the Stop TB Partnership, has some concerns about how the policies will affect ongoing projects.

Putting communities in the driver's seat of development

Organizations are harnessing existing networks, empowering local leaders and thinking about scale to better engage communities and help drive development programs and priorities.

Is the old guard within NGOs impacting innovation?

Is there an old guard barrier to innovation? James Whitehead, global innovation adviser at Oxfam GB, says NGOs worldwide need to look at new approaches in delivering aid and humanitarian assistance to improve impact and cement their role as an important player in the development space.

Companies failing to delink supply chains from deforestation harm balance sheets, environment

Companies continue to rely on commodities linked to deforestation and this could cost them billions of dollars as well as cause harm to the environment and forest populations, according to two new reports.

A year into the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a look at the growing team

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DevExplains: Open vs. closed loop systems for humanitarian payments

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Prioritizing horticulture in the SDGs: Why it matters

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Africa's turn to pick the next WHO chief? Not so fast

A new system for electing the leader of the World Health Organization means Africa's 54 member states stand a good chance of nominating their candidate, and fulfilling the unwritten rule that regions take turns leading the agency. But as France lobbies former French colonies to back its candidate, tensions are rising.

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5 trends affecting the remittance industry

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De-risking — the practice of financial institutions exiting relationships with, and closing the accounts of, clients perceived to be “high risk” — is threatening the way we transfer money. What other trends are affecting the remittance industry?

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Opinion: Global call to action for disability inclusion

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"We are failing as a global community to provide the necessary resources, attention and leadership to ensure that this vital and talented population is empowered to better their own lives and their societies," write 11 civil society leaders in this Devex exclusive call to action.

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