April's top reads: Finding a job at USAID, World Bank contract winners, and EIB's restructuring

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In an exclusive Devex Pro Live event, we explored how the World Bank has adapted its health funding during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also rounded up the major grant-making foundations in financial services and spoke about the challenges of measuring good government with the director of the Chandler Institute of Governance.

Here’s a look at our top-read Devex Pro stories for April:

1. USAID lays out new vision for strengthening health systems. Health systems programs have struggled to gain traction due to a lack of visibility. Aiming to bring more clarity to its approach, the U.S. Agency for International Development has outlined a new vision for what these programs aim to achieve.

+ What experience can help you land a job with USAID? Bob Leavitt, chief human capital officer at USAID’s Office of Human Capital and Talent Management, discusses career opportunities at the agency and also shares his top five job application tips to stand out from the competition.

2. Who is winning World Bank contracts? A breakdown of trends from 2017-2020. Our latest analysis of the regions, sectors, and organizations funded through World Bank contracts finds that transportation, water and sanitation, and energy still top the list.

3. Lessons from the great COVID-19 distance learning experiment. The pandemic put ed tech through its paces — and in lower-income settings, it was often outshone by simpler solutions.

4. COVID-19 and the rise of 'adaptive social protection.' Donors were experimenting with adaptive social protection as a way of helping countries cope with climate-related emergencies — but the pandemic shows its uses could go further.

5. EIB makes its move on development restructure. After three years of criticism, the European Investment Bank wants to change how it works outside the European Union. Brussels, however, is wary.

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