As the international community worries U.S. president-elect Trump could back away from climate commitments, Chinese President Xi Jinping sends signals at Davos that his country is ready to fill a leadership void.
Hungary's candidate for the director-generalship of the World Health Organization tells Devex about innovative plans to use risk-sharing to boost the organization's funding and capacity in epidemic response.
Haley, the governor of South Carolina, diverged from other leading Republican politicians, saying that she would look carefully at each U.N. body and agency. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee indicated it would likely confirm her shortly.
One of the partnerships to emerge at Davos will help Nexleaf Analytics scale its work. The organization has set itself apart not just by gathering data, but ensuring that data is actionable and useful.
Those who made their fortunes in tech are now considering how civic media fits into the landscape of issues they want to support. Here are highlights from a Silicon Valley event last week — part of a strategic rethinking by philanthropists and foundations on their role in supporting media innovation.
The U.N. World Food Program and Singularity University are launching a Global Impact Challenge. Devex visited the WFP's innovation accelerator in Munich, Germany, to learn about this model to identify and support innovations to end hunger by 2030.
On Wednesday, a group of 22 pharmaceutical companies announced a new initiative aimed at tackling noncommunicable diseases and better assessing their individual, and collective, work to enable access to care in developing countries.
Wade Warren, who leads USAID's policy bureau, will take over as acting administrator at noon on Jan. 20. Warren has been leading the agency's internal transition effort as employees prepare for the Trump administration to arrive.
An adviser to the Indian government warns of a cooling in relations if the incoming administration reneges on funding commitments. He and other climate experts have high hopes for riskier and more "business-driven" climate investments under the Donald Trump administration.
Though only a fraction of humanitarian aid is devoted to cash-based transfers, the method of delivering aid in form of electronic vouchers, for example, has proven benefits, the WFP is showing.
Devex spoke with Plan International CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She talked about a need for NGOs to better engage with those they help and how the aid sector can work with businesses and technological innovators.