A partnership between the U.N. refugee agency and social business Better Shelter has resulted in new shelters that may significantly improve refugees’ living conditions — marking a turning point in the way UNHCR and other humanitarian groups can partner with the private sector.
The rise of emerging donors continues to be among the biggest stories in global development, with the share of funding these nontraditional players contribute to the industry increasing each year. Here are some key facts you should know about the practices and priorities of these donors.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa claimed thousands of lives and hampered infrastructure in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. But while those countries focus on rebuilding and recovering from devastating loss, neighboring Senegal is eyeing a different kind of threat that could undermine economic progress and fuel poverty — population growth.
In the run-up to the African Development Bank's presidential elections in May, Devex takes a close look into the background, experience and vision of each of the eight candidates vying for the bank's leadership. Next up: Samura Kamara, Sierra Leone's bet for the presidency.
In the run-up to the African Development Bank's presidential elections in May, Devex takes a close look into the background, experience and vision of each of the eight candidates vying for the bank's leadership. Today's candidate: Thomas Sakala, Zimbabwe's bet for the presidency.
The data revolution may not receive pledges yet at the International Conference for Financing for Development Conference in July, but it can gain political momentum, Johannes Jütting, manager of the PARIS21 Secretariat within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shares in this video interview.
Although referrals often work, many people have landed jobs in global development without them and did so by submitting applications electronically. Devex readers share their online job hunting struggles.
Labor trafficking is becoming harder to track as companies' supply chains intertwine and evolve in an increasingly globalized world. Some experts think better data — and new applications — can help untangle the webs of labor exploitation.