international development

Desmond Swayne, the UK Minister for International Development, is currently in Nepal on a three-day visit. Swayne, who arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday, is scheduled to oversee DFID’s bilateral programs and  its efforts on combating poverty and promoting economic growth in Nepal. 

“By far, the largest component of our requested budget increase is dedicated to the critical states of Afghanistan and Pakistan,” he told the committee in March 2010. (...) In the five years since those remarks, Shah has appeared to focus less and less on Afghanistan and more on other development programs, such as combating global poverty and the Ebola outbreak, while aid to Afghanistan accounts for billions more U.S. taxpayer dollars than any other country where the agency operates.

The year 2015 is going to be a busy time for government planners, climate negotiators, international donors and concerned citizens. In less than a year’s time the world’s governments are expected to adopt a new global agenda for development, with long-term sustainability at its core.

The U.S. Agency for International Development is seeking partners to implement a new initiative with Major League Baseball which aims to improve education, support children with disabilities and counter domestic violence in the Dominican Republic.

One of the more controversial developments in the aid sector in recent times has been China's move to set up a multilateral development bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

As we gear up for Valentine's Day, Devex is celebrating power couples making an impact on today’s most pressing global issues.  Check out our list of seven top power couples in development, and chime in with any we missed using the hashtag #DevCouples.

The future of aid, how aid agencies need to evolve and the impact of Australia’s foreign aid cuts were among the hot topics on Day One of the Australasian Aid Conference in Canberra.

Today, the second Japan-U.S. Development Dialogue (senior level) was held in Tokyo, Japan. During the second Development Dialogue, the two sides discussed a broad range of development priorities and challenges ...