Week one: Empower

How can we involve all community stakeholders to sufficiently respond to the multifaceted nature of people's lives? We’ll explore how engaging non-traditional actors has the potential to be a more effective model for addressing human development challenges.

Together, we are stronger

Together, we are stronger

Development practitioners are increasingly striving for holistic solutions to global problems, believing the approach can deliver sustainable change. In this feature, Devex speaks to professionals who are integrating local and global solutions, and asks where and how the sector should focus its efforts.


Financial and social equality under threat in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UNDP warns

Article By Sophie Edwards

Progress toward greater equality — both financial and social — is under threat in parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia and this could pave the way for conflict and rising nationalism, according to a new UNDP report.

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Opinion: Why social inclusion in Colombia is more important than ever

Guest Column By Laura Zambrano, Tatiana Olarte

After a peace accord between the Colombian government and the FARC was voted down in a referendum in October, what does the future hold for social inclusion efforts within local institutions and civil society? Chemonics’ Laura Zambrano and Tatiana Olarte give Devex the inside track in this guest column.

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How engaging social media can include both young and old

Article By Amy Booth

In Bolivia, a local foundation's clever use of social media is recruiting young volunteers to include older people who have been abandoned by their families.

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