How open data can increase transparency in the aid sector

The International Aid Transparency Initiative is helping translate the data revolution into increased accountability and better coordination within the aid sector. But can standards alone push civil society organizations, donors and governments to open up? Devex spoke to several experts during last month’s International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada, to understand how aid organizations, […]

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Emerging Markets: Trading Blow

After years of boosting global growth, developing economies now a major drag on world economy- It was only five years ago, but it feels like a different era. Roger Agnelli, the then chief executive of Vale, the Brazilian mining company, had just taken delivery of the first of an order of 35 Valemax ships, the […]

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SGDs and the private sector: Creating a win-win scenario

End poverty. End Hunger. Provide full employment. These are just three of the items on humanity’s greatest wish list — the new sustainable development goals, expected to be finalized by the United Nations this fall. It is impossible to imagine coming close to achieving these goals, and the 14 others, without the private sector. With […]

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TFA could cut trade costs by up to 17.5%, says OECD

Full implementation of the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) trade facilitation agreement (TFA) could reduce global trade costs by up to 17.5%, according to the OECD. The 2015 OECD trade facilitation indicators (TFIs) have determined that developing countries have the greatest opportunities for trade cost reduction through the TFA, as most upper middle and high income […]

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