Anna Patricia Valerio is a former Manila-based development analyst who focused on writing innovative, in-the-know content for senior executives in the international development community. Before joining Devex, Patricia wrote and edited business, technology and health stories for BusinessWorld, a Manila-based business newspaper.
The violation of a cease-fire, the abduction of two aid workers and a cyclone are just some of the recent events that have exacerbated already worsening conditions in Yemen. What's happening right now on the ground? Devex spoke with several aid workers in the country to learn more.
Amid the sea of statements emerging from the COP21 summit, the voices of a less-heard but nevertheless important group is at risk of being drowned out: young climate advocates. We talk to Ebai Nakenyo, a young Kenyan climate leader who is in Paris, to learn more about his group's work.
mHealth is most prominent in Africa and most commonly applied to support maternal health, but it is expanding into other developing countries and health subsectors. We take a closer look at three mHealth projects to learn more.
Unlike the Millennium Development Goals, the sustainable development goals to be adopted this weekend at the United Nations summit were the result of a broad, consultative process. So what does the public actually think of the SDGs and how to achieve them? We dig into the data from a survey conducted by Ipsos to find out.
The answer depends on whether financial or human costs are considered. We take a closer look at the intricacies of the U.N. peacekeeping budget and contributions from developed and developing countries alike.