The surge in COVID-19 cases in Europe over the past few weeks means the continent is now the world region with the highest caseload of the disease, overtaking the Americas.
Following the World Bank board’s approval of a $12 billion financial package to boost financing for for COVID-19 vaccines, Devex talks to development experts and officials about whether other financial institutions might follow suit.
Health experts say African countries will need to find alternative ways of securing vaccine doses to the COVAX Facility if the continent is going to vaccinate enough of the population to achieve herd immunity.
Researchers at University College London (UCL) say they have developed an algorithm which can predict the chances of a person developing tuberculosis, a tool that has the potential to help eliminate the disease in some countries.
The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has released its first development policy, outlining DFC’s strategy through 2025.
A new report from the Asylum Research Centre says the Trump administration has omitted or altered information in its annual human rights assessments compared to previous administrations, with the principal changes related to women’s rights, civil and political rights, and issues relating to LGBTQ+ people.
Oxfam says high-interest terms attached to climate finance for poor countries are forcing the world’s poorest countries to go deeper into debt to protect themselves from the excess emissions of their debtors.
EU leaders are pushing for Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro to commit to implement measures to protect the Amazon rainforest as part of negotiations over a trade agreement between the EU and the Mercosur countries, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina.
New Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) president Mauricio Claver-Carone talks to Devex about his plans for the Bank as the region reels from the impacts of COVID-19.
Development experts say there has been a substantial increase in the number of cash transfer programs being deployed for social protection during the crisis, potentially providing an opportunity for cash transfers to gain long-term traction as part of global development toolkits.
Donors have pledged USD $1.7 billion in support for the Central Sahelian countries of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger at a conference hosted by Germany, Denmark, the EU, and the UN in response to the numerous humanitarian crises impacted the region.
The Wellcome Trust has unveiled its new strategy which will focus on three issues: Mental health, Global heating, and Infectious diseases.