Molly Anders is a U.K. Correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.
The U.K. government has committed to taking on current aid contracts after the European Union began to introduce disclaimers in February in all contracts stating that U.K.-based partners could suddenly lose funding in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
United Kingdom development chief Penny Mordaunt has pledged to use the aid budget to support overseas territories faced with natural disasters, even if they are ineligible under the internationally agreed rules.
Yves Daccord, executive director of the International Committee of the Red Cross, told Devex that the aid sector should be taking a broader approach to diversity and inclusion, rather than attempting to "mainstream" one marginalized group at a time.
As donors put more pressure on humanitarian agencies to collaborate on cash transfer programming, some of the biggest groups are already putting their heads together to work out the legal implications of a more joined-up approach.
Nine of 10 major humanitarian organizations surveyed by Devex in the wake of recent sexual misconduct scandals said they prohibit their staff from engaging with sex workers in the field, yet over the past two years, only one organization has pursued disciplinary action. We explore how these policies are built and defined — and why.
The EU's humanitarian aid arm is conducting a market assessment to test the waters for its controversial new approach to coordinating the hundreds of millions of euros it spends annually on humanitarian cash transfers, but observers are already predicting roadblocks.
The first Global Disability Summit in London yielded a range of commitments, from financial pledges to action plans — but some worried that parts of the disability community were left out and that too little has been done to improve disability inclusion in humanitarian settings.