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How is the Millennium Challenge Corp. integrating gender equality and social inclusion into its economic growth and poverty reduction programs? Outgoing Millenium Challenge Corp. CEO Daniel Yohannes explains in this exclusive video interview with Devex.
Today, agriculture is still considered a man’s world despite the 602 million women across the globe who are smallholder farmers and landless workers, and that women produce between 60 and 80 per cent of the food in most developing countries. So what would happen if women did not farm?
Maanda Ngoitiko ran away from her Tanzanian home at age 15 to escape marriage and pursue an education. Now an adult with children of her own, she tells Devex how she’s continuing to help Maasai women and girls pursue their dreams and become leaders in their communities.
Schooling models haven't been adapted for decades and The Malala Fund is shining the spotlight on key educational issues that need fixing and innovations that show promise. Check out Devex Impact reporter Adva Saldinger's video interview.
There's a catch-22 of education initiatives for tribal women when there aren't nearly enough jobs on the reservation or in nearby communities. In this video interview, JBS International's senior Native American specialist explains what might help solve the problem.
In the Philippines, one of the world’s top human trafficking hubs, a local NGO has been recognized for its unique and multifaceted approach to addressing the problem. The Visayan Forum Foundation shares with Devex its best practices for fighting modern slavery.
What special qualities do women generally have — and men often lack — that help them set up successful social enterprises? A guest commentary by Noreen Marian Bautista from the Philippine Institute for Social Enterprise and Development.
For many corporations, pushing for women's empowerment isn’t just the nice thing to do — it’s critical for making money. Devex Impact reporter Adva Saldinger asked representatives from Coca-Cola, The Gap, Qualcomm and General Mills about their business case for women.
Coca-Cola is increasingly realizing the benefits of helping women entrepreneurs in developing countries — not only to empower them but also engage them as business partners. Learn more in this video interview by Devex Impact reporter Adva Saldinger.
Overcoming inequality and empowering women at work means understanding local contexts and devising cross-cutting solutions to address deprivations and constraints. The World Bank's Jeni Klugman and Matthew Morton highlight the need for bold, coordinated, multisectoral solutions.
Women are eager to work in a variety of jobs beyond handicraft and other labor-intensive, low-paid options. But is the international development community supporting their plight? A commentary by Mary Fontaine, JBS International's gender practice lead.
The United Kingdom will soon legally require all its development and humanitarian aid efforts to consider gender equality. How will this affect DfID's work and how should the agency apply the new law in its programs? Several partners shared their thoughts.
As we finalize a new set of global sustainable development goals, it’s time to pursue inclusive growth that empowers women, writes Leith Greenslade, vice chair at the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals.
What are the main challenges of mainstreaming gender issues into development programs? One is dealing with country-specific contexts, according to Kelly Cronen, Chemonics’ director of gender practice and a former anti-trafficking adviser at USAID.
As long as women continue to fight for their basic human rights without funding to support their work, their potential — and that of their communities and countries — won't be realized. A guest commentary by Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity.
When it comes to empowering women and girls, there's a tendency of talking the talk but not always walking the walk, writes Jan Mattsson, executive director of the United Nations Office for Project Services, in this exclusive guest commentary for She Builds.
From the boardroom to projects in the field, a balanced workforce improves development outcomes. Devex invited five female thought leaders in development recruiting and HR to answer why — and how to better facilitate the leadership of women. Here’s a selection of the most popular questions and answers from last week’s CrowdHall.
Women are nowadays much more than household managers — but that mindset remains. That's why ADB believes women deserve better employment opportunities that can in turn bring social and economic gains to the whole of Asia-Pacific.
Women professionals play a vital role in promoting the safety, security and leadership that can make the difference for communities facing post-conflict transitions. Devex reporter Michael Igoe interviews Charito Kruvant, president and CEO of Creative Associates.
How will we finance the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals in the changing development landscape? Leith Greenslade, vice chair of the Office of the Special U.N. Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs, tackles the tough question in this video interview.
Female genital mutilation remains a global problem — but the mindset is changing at the grassroots level and progress is being made. Efua Dorkenoo from the End FGM Social Change Campaign tells us we’re close to a "tipping point" in the fight against this "sexual terrorism."
Child marriage affects girls — but the solution to end the practice needs more than a focus on the victims. What does this mean? In this video interview, we asked Ann Warner, senior gender and youth specialist at the International Center for Research on Women.
Garry Conille has a lot on his plate to make gender equality a reality around the world. In an exclusive interview with Devex reporter Paul Stephens, the UNOPS regional director for Africa and former Haitian prime minister discusses progress made on the MDGs, what needs to be done and how to turn political will into action in Africa.
How is the U.K. Department for International Development working on gender issues in Zambia? It's all about taking the right approach, the head of the DfID office in Lusaka tells Devex Associate Editor Richard Jones in an exclusive interview.
The Millennium Challenge Corp.'s Ginny Seitz has engineered the agency's approach to social and gender integration for the past seven years. Here's how Seitz, together with the team she assembled, helped make MCC a gender leader among its peers.