​To harness the private sector to achieve the SDGs, we need real measurement of impact

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By Jeff Geipel

All hands are needed on deck to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. That includes multinational companies that invest in developing countries becoming active partners in all our efforts, writes Jeff Geipel of Engineers Without Borders Canada, in this guest commentary. But how can impact truly be measured?


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Inside Development

Attention celebrities: 5 things you should know before starting your foundation

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With more and more high-profile humanitarians lending their star power to causes, Devex rounded up advice from consultants for big names looking to make their mark on global development.

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​To harness the private sector to achieve the SDGs, we need real measurement of impact

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All hands are needed on deck to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. That includes multinational companies that invest in developing countries becoming active partners in all our efforts, writes Jeff Geipel of Engineers Without Borders Canada, in this guest commentary. But how can impact truly be measured?

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