The African Development Bank's first gender equality index ranks South Africa on top of 52 countries in the continent. But how did it arrive at that decision, and is that ranking enough to inform stakeholders, particularly policymakers, on where they can focus their interventions?
Women, children and adolescents are the most powerful drivers of the transformative changes required by the new development agenda — and they require renewed political commitment and robust leadership, backed up with concrete action and financing at all levels and from all stakeholders, Amina Mohammed writes in this guest commentary.
Although antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world, only about one-quarter of countries have national plans to tackle this problem. This is far too few, and needs to change. A guest op-ed from Keiji Fukuda, WHO's assistant director-general for health security.
Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva, head of research for Oxfam GB speaks with Devex about the state of civil society in the developing world and how to effectively fund CSO programs and initiatives.
Despite consensus on the need for development solutions to adapt to local contexts and political complexities, development practice is finding it hard to reconcile the need for increased flexibility with existing accountability and results requirements. Here's why such a conundrum is not insurmountable.
Foreign exchange can represent a huge part of an NGO's financing or banking costs. There are numerous ways to make savings here, but many smaller and midsize organizations are not getting the best deal. Here are 10 questions NGOs should ask to get the best deal from their banks or brokers.
What should NGOs and charities consider when choosing who to bank with? We spoke with bank officials and organizations' chief financial officers to find out.
The humanitarian system needs to be reoriented toward a more localized approach that supports and facilitates community-level relief and recovery efforts. A global network of southern NGOs might just be the much-needed step toward this goal, Adeso's executive director writes in this exclusive commentary.
The post-2015 framework currently promises to target people with disabilities, but without better, more accurate data we can’t determine the impact on this group of people, and there’s a risk that, yet again, they will miss out on development initiatives, writes Sightsavers' program delivery monitoring officer in this op-ed.
While partnerships are essential to accomplish the global development agenda, proponents argue a knowledge-based one is key to pushing this agenda forward. But what makes knowledge partnerships work? Devex finds out.
The Levi Strauss Foundation had to form partnerships with NGOs to ensure the sustainability of its programs. It's been quite a process, one in which the actors have had to learn and grow, Executive Director Daniel Lee shares in this video interview for the Future of INGO series.
Big data is everywhere in our data-driven society, but access to it remains scarce. How then can we get hold of big data for development purposes? An exclusive commentary from Thomas Roca, a researcher and statistician developing a data visualization portal for the French Development Agency.