The United States Agency for International Development is making a bet on the off-grid energy market with a new initiative that will commit $36 million over the next three years in an effort to reach 20 million households in sub-Saharan Africa.
Novozymes has embedded an SDG assessment framework into its innovation pipeline. In this video interview with Claus Stig Pedersen, Novozyme's head of corporate sustainability affairs, Devex checks in on how things are going with the new approach.
Previously well-established systems of political, social, economic and environmental resilience are shifting, and smallholder farmers need ways to cope with this change and vulnerability. Bing Zhao, director and global coordinator of Purchase for Progress at the World Food Programme, offers three solutions to improve our support to link smallholder farmers to markets.
Many believe rigorous impact evaluations would be impossible in environmental programming. But, M. Mercedes Stickler, the senior land tenure and evaluation specialist for USAID, discusses a way to overcome these challenges and launch an evaluation.
The uncertainty surrounding climate change predictions leads to challenges in communicating concepts such as preparedness and probability. Ditching traditional methods, several organizations have turned to games to help convey rising temperatures realities around the world.
It might seem strange for everyone to be getting so excited about data, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Global Partnership for Education Julia Gillard told Devex at Women Deliver 2016. Gillard explains what potential she sees in the new data-driven journey for improving education in this video interview.
Jo Cox, a member of British Parliament and long-time maternal health champion, died Thursday. A look back at our conversation with this Devex 40-under-40 honoree.
For the third straight year, the U.S. Agency for International Development increased its grant spending. Where did the money go?
After more than a decade of experimentation, digital health tools are becoming more focused, and innovators seeking to improve health care in low- and middle-income settings are looking for scalability and replicability. Devex gets the inside track in this #Wired4Impact feature article.
Development cooperation is becoming more "horizontal" — and being implemented with greater humility. Meanwhile, countries from the "global south" have much to offer their "developed" counterparts, according to Ibero-American Secretariat General Chief Rebeca Grynspan.
Saundra Pelletier, CEO of Evofem and of WomanCare Global, talks nonprofit competition, advice for small organizations, and creating greater contraceptive access for women around the world.
More can be done to support livelihoods in conflict zones. With more investment, local communities have better coping mechanisms. In this exclusive #ShareHumanity video interview Izumi Nakamitsu, U.N. assistant secretary-general and UNDP assistant administrator, Crisis Response Unit, tells Devex how the private sector could be better engaged.
Three-quarters of the world's poorest people depend almost entirely on agriculture for subsistence and income. But donor investments in agriculture research are leveling off, raising questions over whether or not international donors are doing enough to support long-term food security.
If we are to sustain and support the millions of people currently displaced and those still to come, we must develop holistic and comprehensive approaches that equip them with the tools to succeed long term. On World Refugee Day, Lauren Whitehead at BRAC USA explores innovative solutions that empower refugees in times of displacement.