Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.
“We partner to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity.” Here’s what Devex readers think about this new mission statement of the world’s largest bilateral donor agency.
For officials coordinating the inter-agency, $7 billion U.S. initiative to solve energy poverty in Africa, the immediate challenge is to find a common approach that balances quick wins and long-term results. Devex readers say it’s time to stop the talk and begin the walk.
Every year, millions of children die before they reach their fifth birthday, mainly due to preventable diseases. In Malawi, a U.S.-based development group is employing an approach that can boost health product availability, which is seen as critical to saving people’s lives in hard-to-reach areas.
The learning environment plays a big role in keeping children in school. In Uganda, a nonprofit has developed a method to not only improve literacy but also prevent violence against children in schools.