Beyond funding, psychosocial support in Gaza needs better strategy

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By Anna Patricia Valerio

There is an abundance of psychosocial support services in Gaza, but they suffer from weak targeting and coordination. How can aid groups better serve traumatized adolescents in the conflict-torn Palestinian region?

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The buzz from the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

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Inside Development

3 positive trends that are bridging the humanitarian-development divide

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In crisis situations, the transition from humanitarian assistance to long-term development programming is still far from flawless. But there are some positive trends underway that offer concrete avenues for progress. Devex takes a closer look.

Global Views

What are 17 goals in view of the planet's future?

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