Open data's potential for improved policymaking, and social, economic and environmental benefits are becoming clearer across sectors globally, according to Anna Scott, writer and editor at the Open Data Institute in this guest column.
Numbers are now rolling in for the first year companies had to spend 2 percent of their average net profit for the past three years on development projects under India's Companies Act 2013.
Because of their common geographic, focus the Inter-American Development Bank and the Development Bank of Latin America are often mistaken for rival institutions when in fact they have important distinctions. Devex draws the line between them: institutional governance, economic sectors and safeguards that oversee their investments.
The preservation of cultural heritage isn't limited to the protection of historic sites. We take a closer look at some of the projects that donors are funding in this area to learn more.
What is the key for long-term success in Africa? According to discussions at the 15th International Economic Forum on Africa in Berlin, Germany, incentives for private companies and local entrepreneurs might play an increasingly important role.
The Green Climate Fund is setting the stage for the pre-COP21 announcement of its first big ticket disbursements. How will this fund be implemented by national institutions and private actors? Devex takes a look.
The United States, the world's largest bilateral aid donor, has made observable progress forging partnerships in the economic growth, trade and entrepreneurship sector. Devex gives you the inside track.
How can lasting peace be achieved in Colombia? Thomson Reuter's Senior Director of International Strategy Robert Buergenthal says both land reform and transitional justice will be required. But implementing a final agreement will be difficult.
By carving out partnerships with local organizations the international community can help development become grassroots-driven and genuinely sustainable, says Imam Qasim Rashid Ahmad, founder and chairman of the Al-Khair Foundation in this exclusive guest commentary.
Engaging with faith leaders and communities is essential in order to achieve the global goals, writes Amy Goldman, chair and CEO of GHR Foundation in this guest commentary.
Efforts to mobilize additional resources for peace-building priorities need to unlock new sources of capital to reinforce the efforts of traditional players. By empowering impact enterprises, we open up new possibilities to fundamentally shift Asia's peace-building paradigm.
Food fortification has impacted the health of some 1 billion people. Devex sat down with Jay Naidoo, chair of global partnerships at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, to find out more about the role of partnerships in this continued effort.
Amid the pageantry in New York, a two-and-a-half page document got lost in the shuffle. It might represent the first hopeful sign in a long time that the world's two largest economies can tackle poverty without tackling each other.
What is the state of the women's insurance market globally? Thomas Meyer, managing director of Accenture Insurance, looks at the growing importance of this market and how addressing it requires cross-sector collaboration in this guest commentary.