From Washington to Rio and Benghazi, it’s been a news-making year in international development - and Devex has covered it more closely than anyone. But we’ve also provided you with the stories behind the story: the business analysis, the top-level interviews, the advice for job seekers.
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Federal agencies were preparing for sequestration: across-the-board mandatory budget cuts that would go into effect Jan. 2 if Congress didn’t come up with a way to avoid them. Here, the development community is speculating about what USAID will sacrifice if its own budget faces forced shrinkage.
The World Bank’s role as the premier lender to developing countries is under threat from a host of alternative providers of loans, investment and advice. Leading development experts discuss what the bank must do to carve out its own place in this crowded universe.
The U.S. Agency for International Development has made a decision to channel 30 percent of its aid through local organizations. Independent studies lend credence to the new policy; reaction in Congress, much like its makeup, is divided.
The world’s major bilateral donors continue to invest in climate change programming. We ranked the most generous among them and reviewed their climate-related financial commitments and operational activities between 2010 and 2012.
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