devex.comPowering Africa: Overcoming hurdles between master plans and power plantsIf we are reaching a tipping point of cash, commitment and moral cause to expand energy access in Africa, should we now expect to see substantial progress? In this guest column, Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative's Pierrick Judeaux discusses the Power Africa Roadmap, potential obstacles ahead and ways to overcome them.1
devex.comNew $250M Audacious Project from TED announces first recipientsTED and its partners announced the first-ever recipients of The Audacious Project, a new model of philanthropic collaboration that replaces the TED Prize. The winners included SightSavers, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, GirlTrek, and The Bail Project.
devex.comRecord-high food insecurity trends set to worsen in 2018Ongoing conflict and environmental shocks have pushed 124 million people to live in food insecurity crises, according to the Food Security Information Network. Humanitarian groups are struggling to respond to the situation, but also trying to meld emergency actions together with longer term development goals.
devex.comThis is what it's like to deliver aid in South SudanEmergency teams are stretched in one of the world's most expensive countries to deliver aid. The humanitarian community is bracing for resources — both human and financial — to be further strained in coming months due to a particularly challenging mix of geographical, logistical and bureaucratic factors.
devex.comWorking toward global health security: Strategies and challengesWhile globalization is a boon to business and economic growth, it also means that diseases have the potential to travel quickly and unpredictably, making global health security more important than ever before. Devex looks at some of the challenges and strategies that different stakeholders are using to improve health security worldwide.
devex.comHow to develop a human-centered design mindsetLooking to develop a human-centered design mindset? There are a growing number of formal and informal education options for global development professionals who want to make their work more human-centered. Here is advice from HCD professionals on how you can begin to learn this critical skill.
devex.comCould we deliver aid before a disaster strikes?When floods strike in Bangladesh, the international aid community jumps into action with a costly emergency response — but what if that could be avoided by providing help in the days before, instead of after, a disaster hits? Devex explores the rise of forecast-based financing.
devex.comWhy do people make bad decisions? 'Information avoidance' can explainGeorge Loewenstein explains his research on a new area of behavior economics which looks at "information avoidance" to explain why people sometimes make bad decisions, and explores some potential implications for development.
devex.comIn Nepal, Oxfam earmarks earthquake response funds for 3-D printingOxfam is entering a new phase of reconstruction response one and a half years after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated much of Nepal — one that involves repurposed plastic, 3-D printers and a handful of mapping mobile apps. Devex sat down with both of the charity's humanitarian leads in Patan.