Budget support in Senegal: Revamping an old tool in the aid toolbox

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By Molly Anders

The EU views Senegal — the most stable democracy in West Africa — as an opportunity to experiment with new aid strategies and modalities, namely variations on traditional budget support.


GIZ's playbook for tourism development

Germany's GIZ is one of the growing number of donors who are looking to tourism to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. An insider shares details of the agency's playbook with Devex.


Trump attacks 'nation building' in foreign policy speech

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump shared his views on foreign policy, criticizing "nation building," and asking why the U.S. military should "worry" about climate change.


What to expect at the ADB annual meeting in Frankfurt

On Monday, the Asian Development Bank will hold its 49th annual meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, to map out the challenges, opportunities and the future for Asia-Pacific development. Here's an exclusive Devex look what you can expect to see at the Manila-based institution's annual event.


Reducing post-harvest losses: What is the next breakthrough?

By most estimates, roughly one-third of all food grown goes to waste. Early stage innovations are needed to reduce those post-harvest losses as well as systems that provide the financing and logistics to bring them to scale.


Closing the gap on vaccine efficacy in the 'global south'

Some vaccines can be so effective and easy to deliver that they have the capacity to single-handedly eradicate entire diseases from human history. But some vaccines have reduced efficacy when introduced to impoverished communities in the "global south." Dr. K. Zaman outlines the clear moral imperative to overcome this global divide and two ways to start closing the gap in vaccine efficacy.


Health care in Nepal's Dhading district

One year after Nepal's devastating earthquake, Devex takes a look at the state of health on the ground through the eyes of VSO volunteer physician Harry Lynch, whose work involves doing rounds in the temporary camps near the district hospital in Dhading.


We can beat malaria if we move faster

We have a chance of winning the fight against malaria, but only if we deal quickly with the increasing problem of insecticide resistance, writes Egon Weinmueller, vice president for global public health at BASF and chairman of the vector control team at CropLife International.


Delivering the next generation of vaccines

Immunization saves millions of lives annually. But to continue successful treatments, the global health sector must expand the R&D agenda to fund the next generation of lifesaving vaccines. Cecile Vernant of DSW offers three ways to harness the latent potential in vaccine research.


In Haiti, community-led development works

Haiti remains mired in poverty, earthquake destruction and political instability. But there are also signs of progress and examples of community-led development that often escape the notice of foreign observers. Back from a recent trip to Haiti, Lionel Vigil shares lessons learned to help the country break free from a centurieslong cycle of poverty, political instability and outside intervention.


Measles — the canary in the coalmine

Outbreaks of infectious diseases show us how we must bolster our defenses to achieve global health security. In this exclusive guest commentary, Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, marks World Immunization Week by discussing the importance of improving routine immunization to boost population immunity.


From DC with love: A diaspora's fight to bring back the girls

When the social media craze around #BringBackOurGirls died down, Omolola Adele-Oso found she needed to bring back the focus by trying a different approach. Devex caught up with the Act4Accountability founder to find out what's next for the advocacy organization.


A push for education and livelihoods for refugees in Jordan

It’s been almost four years since Syrian refugees fleeing conflict started to congregate in Zaatari, Jordan. Now the world's second largest refugee camp with 80,000 residents, the focus is shifting from emergency response to education and creating livelihoods. Devex discussed this transition in an exclusive interview with UNHCR senior field coordinator and camp manager Hovig Etyemezian in Jordan.


12 Devex must-reads on the fight against malaria

Looking for a reading list to get you up to speed on World Malaria Day 2016? We've got you covered.


Outsourcing the Australian aid program

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's issuance of larger international development contracts illustrates a greater reliance on the private sector to deliver aid programs.


Inside Development

ADB at 50: The bank's annual meetings through the years

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On May 2-5, the Asian Development Bank will be holding the 49th edition of its annual meeting in Frankfurt, Germany — an event that will also kick off the institution's 50th anniversary celebrations. Let's look at the past annual meetings of the Manila-based institution in this Devex slideshow.

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Measles — the canary in the coalmine

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Outbreaks of infectious diseases show us how we must bolster our defenses to achieve global health security. In this exclusive guest commentary, Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, marks World Immunization Week by discussing the importance of improving routine immunization to boost population immunity.

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