Contractors celebrate US Supreme Court's 'choice of instrument' decision

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By Michael Igoe

A U.S. aid contractor advocacy group believes a recent high court decision lends weight to its argument in a long battle between grants versus contracts.


Lone female candidate for AfDB presidency pushes for institutional reform

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 on the list: Cristina Duarte, Cape Verde's bet for the presidency.


What's in a World Bank pledge?

The World Bank spring meetings are a great platform for the announcement of new funds, pledges and promises. In the midst of the fanfare, it's hard to tell whether all declarations are treated equally.


In India, development progress has not kept pace with economic growth

To ensure sustained and inclusive economic growth, how should Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi prioritize development targets as his first year in office comes to a close and a new one beckons? We asked two U.N. officials in India.


On his return, former AfDB official proposes reforms

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. Third on the list: Kordje Bedoumra, Chad's bet for the presidency.


How to keep INGOs relevant in a changing world

Amid a fast-changing development landscape, U.K. international NGOs could serves as a bridge between the U.K. audience and donors, and the communities that need support. But flexibility is key, Devex has learned from Bond and several nongovernmental organizations.


What makes a good and sustainable procurement system

One of the most important phases in the implementation of public works and development programs is procurement — or the acquisition of good and services to deliver project objectives and results. But what makes a good and sustainable procurement system? Find out here.


CGIAR earmarks cash to squelch 'zombie myths'

Gender-related research has been woefully underfunded, leading to the proliferation of incorrect concepts, ideas and statistics — a situation CGIAR aims to address with its new policy. Curious to know examples of such "zombie myths"? Here's four of them.


Gender equity matters — even in technology

The issues around access and use of technology matter not only to "high-achieving U.S. women" but to everyone who wants to develop solutions to the world's most pressing social challenges, Clare Winterton, vice president for innovation and advocacy at Global Fund for Women, shares in this video interview.


Inside Development

How is the world faring with the MDG targets?

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Released this week, the 2015 World Development Indicators represent the last set of figures that show the progress made toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals. We take a closer look.

Global Views

Still doing development differently

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Doing Development Differently is a global initiative designed to facilitate a dynamic conversation about ways to achieve greater development impact. As efforts are made to expand and operationalize the initiative further, here are four key insights for the #globaldev community.

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