Development News Round-up: Security in Somalia, Kidnapping In Pakistan, US Funding in Gaza and More

Today, we reported: 

Other must-reads:

  • WFP, AusAid Provide Flood Relief to Chakoria Flood Victims

  • GAO Recommends Establishing Requirements for Written Acquisition Plans

  • Ban Ki-moon: Sustainable Development Remains Top Priority

  • UN Security Council, ECOSOC Heads Discuss Reform, Increased Cooperation

  • Sara Allan: New Gates Foundation Deputy Director of Strategy and Management

  • Tonga High-Speed Internet Project Receives ADB, World Bank Support

  • In Egypt, Germany to Provide €240M in Debt Relief for Development Projects

  • Egypt Secures $550M AfDB Loan for Natural Gas Power Plant

  • Ukraine Gets €400M EIB, EBRD Loan for Hydropower

  • AfDB Pledges Support for Nigeria’s ‘Transformation Agenda’

  • The Guardian: ‘UN Must Hire Quality Staff Immediately’

  • Owen Barder: ‘Realistic Objectives Will Better Show the Difference Aid Makes’

  • Gates Foundation Awards $1M Grant to University of New Mexico Team for HIV Research

  • ICRC Official in Africa Discusses Humanitarian Problems in Libya

  • Sweden Pledges Support for Multilateral Fund in East Africa

  • Gates Foundation Commits $160M to Biofortification Programs in Africa

  • AGRA Launches Food Security Programs in Mozambique

  • Kartik Chandran Receives $1.5M Grant from Gates Foundation

  • Clearance of Goods at Malaba Border to Get Better, Faster

  • Tzu Chi Foundation Held Winter Aid Distribution in Northern Swaziland

  • Uganda Mudslides in Kaabong, Bududa: Red Cross Sends Team on Ground

  • Jonathan Glennie: ‘Development Experts Need to Be Bolder About Letting History in’

  • AfDB Boosts Liberian Support to $205M

  • US to Philippines: Budget Cuts No Impact on $434M MCC Compact

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  • Che

    Che de los Reyes

    As a senior staff writer, Che focuses on international development breaking news coverage as well as interviews and features. Prior to joining Devex, Che handled communications for local and international development NGOs and government institutions in the Philippines.