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Harnessing satellite data for pandemic response: Lessons from COVID-19

26 October 2020

When countries went into lockdown earlier this year, it seemed satellite data could provide useful tools for governments to coordinate a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the lessons learned.

Exclusive: Inside the battle over a UN report on water privatization

26 October 2020

A report from U.N. special rapporteur Léo Heller was at the center of a behind-the-scenes clash between pro- and anti-private sector advocates.

NGOs named on FCDO merger consultation list kick back

26 October 2020

The U.K. government finally revealed the list of NGOs it says were consulted about the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development merger but many said they had been contacted late and ineffectively.

Watch: Steve Davis on rethinking global health

26 October 2020

Steve Davis, senior strategy adviser at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks with Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar.

Safeguarding mental health in disaster response

23 October 2020

Following a disaster, enough resources are rarely dedicated to addressing the mental health consequences of climate change and extreme weather events. Devex explains why it’s crucial for response efforts to safeguard mental health.

Roll out of rapid testing could be a 'game changer' for Africa

23 October 2020

Testing has been one of the biggest challenges of the COVID-19 response in Africa, but the recent approval of two rapid diagnostic tests could change that.

Number of UN women leaders grew under Guterres, with some caveats

23 October 2020

The number of top-level female leaders at the U.N. has jumped during U.N. chief António Guterres' tenure, new analysis shows. But other trends, like regional disparity, remain largely unchanged.

Rohingya conference draws $600M in pledges

23 October 2020

Donors including the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union step up political demands on Myanmar at a virtual funding conference.


Opinion: The long shadow of COVID-19 on extreme poverty

27 October 2020

The pandemic threatens to undo years of progress in poverty eradication while exacerbating preexisting inequalities, according to this op-ed. What can be done to help lift people out of poverty?