A look back at 2015: 5 Devex videos you might have missed

2015 was a monumental year in international development. The flow of refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries shocked the world and was an alarm bell for governments, international organizations and development implementers. The United Nations General Assembly introduced the Sustainable Development Goals, and negotiators from nearly 200 countries came together to reach a groundbreaking climate deal at the COP21 summit in Paris.

Devex was on the ground at the year's major meetings and events, covering the biggest stories, talking to top experts, and finding the untold stories. Here is a look back at five must-see Devex videos.

1.  #ConflictInContext

Conflict in Context was a global conversation on conflict, transition and recovery.

Conflict in Context was a month-long global conversation on conflict, transition and recovery hosted by Devex in partnership with Chemonics, Mercy Corps and USAID. The series investigated the realities of responding to crisis and how development organizations can foster a transition to peace. Watch this video to learn about the challenges — and the opportunities — that countries face while in crisis and what the development community can do to respond.

2. The buzz from the Clinton Global Initiative annual meetings

Devex Impact's Adva Saldinger and Naki Mendoza share the highlights from Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting.

Devex reporters were on the ground for Global Dev Week in New York. Devex Impact's Adva Saldinger and Naki Mendoza shared the highlights from Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, where discussions ranged from women's economic empowerment, to climate change, universal health care, partnerships and Hillary's emails.

3. Visiting an inflatable refugee center in Berlin

Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar visits one of Berlin’s inflatable refugee centers.

For the global development community, the refugee crisis in Europe raises a number of issues, among them that it took an influx of refugees to places such as Berlin in order to raise global consciousness about a crisis that was already well underway for years. Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar visited one of Berlin's inflatable refugee centers, here’s his report.

4. Jim Kim reflects on World Bank reforms

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim reflects on the reform process and the current state of change at the global financial institution.

In an exclusive interview, Devex asked World Bank President Jim Yong Kim his thoughts on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, how to prevent future pandemics, and what young people should keep in mind as they explore potential career paths. Watch this video, one in a series of five Devex published from the interview, for his thoughts on the World Bank reform process and on the current state of change at the global financial institution.

5. Inside a flour fortification mill in Tanzania

The Devex team takes an inside look at how organizations like GAIN are working to tackle nutrition.

Devex toured a flour fortification processing facility on a site visit during September's #FutureFortified Summit in Arusha, Tanzania. Food fortification, which has been practiced in North America and Europe for decades, is now starting to achieve scale and impact in the developing world. Watch this video to see how organizations like GAIN are working to tackle nutrition.

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About the authors

  • Anne Paisley

    Anne Paisley is a former senior manager of editorial planning and production at Devex, where she oversaw Devex’s newsletters, website, and editorial production team. Prior to joining Devex in 2015, Anne was the managing editor at the Center for American Progress. She has previously held positions at CNN, the U.S. Department of State, and Cambridge Associates. She earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and Asian studies from George Washington University, including a semester abroad at Peking University in Beijing.
  • Julie Espinosa

    Julie Espinosa is the Associate Director of Creative at Devex. She leads a team of visual storytellers who work with reporters all over the globe to cover the topics of humanitarian aid, sustainable development and global health. Prior to joining Devex, Julie worked in documentary film production in Austin, Texas. She holds a master’s degree in communications and cultural studies from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s in visual arts from Harvard University.