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DevexCERF: The fund that functions 'like the ambulance for the UN'

19 April 2019

"What CERF does best is get there very early," explains Lisa Doughten, who oversees operations of the U.N.'s Central Emergency Response Fund.

DevexHow funders are fighting philanthropy that is 'top down, closed door, expert driven'

19 April 2019

Philanthropy has come under scrutiny over the past year for being removed from those most impacted by the problems funders are trying to solve. Many leaders now want to shift from funding from afar to supporting local solutions.

DevexLocal entrepreneurs on funding access: 'The system is broken'

19 April 2019

Investing in social entrepreneurs is an oft-touted solution to tackling development challenges. But the system designed to support them is flawed, several entrepreneurs at the Skoll World Forum tell Devex.

DevexCash transfers debate in Colombia complicates Venezuela response

18 April 2019

NGOs and the U.N. are eager to use cash transfers in the humanitarian response to the Venezuela crisis, but the Colombian government has misgivings.

DevexWe-Fi summit seeks to change perceptions of women as financial risk

18 April 2019

At the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative's first regional summit in Côte d'Ivoire, meeting attendees discussed changing the perception that loaning to women is risky for financial institutions.

DevexQ&A: Here's how organizations can prove they are equal-pay employers

18 April 2019

Gender equality in the workplace goes beyond equal representation. It also means equal pay, and now organizations can get certified of being an equal-pay employer. An interview with Véronique Goy Veenhuys, founder and CEO at the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation.

DevexQ&A: Tony Elumelu Foundation’s grand expansion plans

18 April 2019

Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, head of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, speaks to Devex about why it's seeking partnerships in Europe.

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DevexLocal entrepreneurs on funding access: 'The system is broken'

19 April 2019

Investing in social entrepreneurs is an oft-touted solution to tackling development challenges. But the system designed to support them is flawed, several entrepreneurs at the Skoll World Forum tell Devex.

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DevexOpinion: Corporations must be held liable for abuses

18 April 2019

If corporate accountability is so great, why don’t we have it already, asks Alice Evans from King's College London.