January's top reads: Private foundations, Global Fund allocations, UN reform

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2020 is off to a busy start for our team of journalists. On the ground at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, we highlighted major announcements including the launch of a J.P. Morgan Development Finance Institution and spoke to Gavi CEO Seth Berkley about the vaccine alliance’s 20th anniversary. We’ve also been closely following the progress of the 2019 coronavirus outbreak — bringing you the latest on scientific progress and preparedness efforts, and tracking the spread of the virus day by day via our outbreak timeline.

For our Devex Pro subscribers, we took our coverage even deeper. We asked why more Venezuelans aren’t applying for asylum, explored the launch of a German disaster insurance fund, and parsed reactions to the new European Commission President’s push for yet another new Africa strategy. Through an exclusive conference call, we dove into how this year’s discussions in Davos will impact the global development agenda.

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

  1. Top US-based private foundations investing in development. We analyze the funding data to compile a list of the 10 leading U.S.-based private foundations giving to international development.

  2. Global Fund country allocations: Who's in and out? We explain how the Global Fund has determined its funding allocations through 2022 — and how this funding compares to the previous round.

  3. Interactive: Explore the World Bank's funding pipeline. Curious about how to identify upcoming funding opportunities with the World Bank? We break down the bank’s monthly operational summary in this interactive analysis.

  4. 1 year in, have new resident coordinators reinvigorated the UN system? Last January, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres rolled out a major part of his plans for U.N. reform: a “reinvigoration” of resident coordinators. We check in on the progress one year later.

  5. Pendulum swings back to regions with new World Bank reporting structure. World Bank President David Malpass announced new reporting structures that shift authority from the bank’s focus on sectors back to the regions where it funds and implements projects. We explore the implications of this latest reform.

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