For Australia, violence prevention at home and abroad

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By Michael Igoe

Preventing violence against women is a rallying cry for Australians. It's also a cornerstone of the country's foreign policy. Devex interviews Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott Despoja.


The role that architecture can play in the development agenda

The architectural community can directly shape the outcomes of a design process to the betterment of a community's overall quality of life, sustainability, social equity, health and resilience, write Paloma Duran, the director of the SDG Fund, and Martha Thorne, the executive director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.


Why Habitat III matters

The United Nations’ Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for governments, companies and the development community to forge a meaningful response to the challenges and opportunities presented by urbanization. Devex explores the issue in this #NewUrbanAgenda feature.


At WHO's Western Pacific office, 'sitting is the new smoking'

Staff at the World Health Organization’s regional office in Manila were often served pizza, cake and sugary beverages during long meetings. But things at the office — mainly cheesy, fatty, sugary things — are changing.


9 ways to make the EU Global Strategy visionary and ambitious

In June, the EU will review the “EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy” to guide the European Union’s global actions in the future. Sabine Terlecki, head of Policy and Advocacy at CONCORD, offers nine ways to make the global strategy successful


Development done differently: Data innovation and partnerships for better cities

How can we create better cities? In this guest column, Deloitte's Steve Hamilton and Jenny Dai discuss how urban data analytics and decision-making tools can help us shape our urban future, as well as through collaboration and knowledge sharing.


Disunity in Europe: What does the future hold for refugee response?

Europe's refugee response is causing disunity in the global development community. But what are alternative policies and what could they look like in practice? Devex gets the inside track on the need to keep human rights at the heart of the response, and what models could be used.


Winning the fight against neglected tropical diseases

Today, we are better positioned than ever to eliminate NTDs, with more people receiving treatment and countries achieving their control and elimination goals. Ellen Agler, CEO of the END Fund, explains how the global development community can keep moving toward eliminating NTDs.


Welcoming a playmate to Afghanistan: A lesson in aid

In this excerpt from his book "Expat Etiquette: How to Look Good in Bad Places," co-written with Liz Good, Michael Bear Kleinman recalls one particularly absurd situation during his career in the field — and the moral he took away from it.


ADB, AIIB sign landmark partnership deal in show of cooperation

Leaders of two of Asia-Pacific's most influential development institutions — the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank — signed a partnership deal on Monday that will pave the way for cooperation in providing much needed finance and knowledge to address the region's myriad development challenges.


Can the World Bank make renewable energy cheaper?

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is on a mission to make the business case for climate-smart investments — but how much power does the bank wield to make renewable energy more affordable?


Who's who in #globaldev: April 2016 appointments

A seasoned U.S. global health adviser is bringing her decadeslong experience to the Center for Strategic and International Studies. And an anti-hunger advocate fighting malnutrition in D.C. and neighboring states is joining the board of an international nonprofit.


GIZ's playbook for tourism development

Germany's GIZ is one of the growing number of donors who are looking to tourism to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. An insider shares details of the agency's playbook with Devex.


Inside Development

Doctors without Borders is out, and Cate Blanchett is in: This week in development news

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In the face of a broken humanitarian system, one group wants more than a “a fig-leaf of good intentions.” Malaysia’s corruption scandal calls development donations into question, and water scarcity threatens global economic growth. This week in development news.

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The role that architecture can play in the development agenda

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The architectural community can directly shape the outcomes of a design process to the betterment of a community's overall quality of life, sustainability, social equity, health and resilience, write Paloma Duran, the director of the SDG Fund, and Martha Thorne, the executive director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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