Aid workers brace for an exodus from Mosul as the future of cities is debated in Quito: This week in development news

More than 40,000 people are gathered in Quito, Ecuador, to discuss the future of cities, while aid organizations in Iraq brace for an exodus from Mosul as the government leads an offensive to reclaim the city. This week in development news.

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  • Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.