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.
Smallholder farmers who wish to move from subsistence to commercial farming can now look to the IDH Farmfit Fund, the largest impact fund for smallholder farmer finance, which launched Tuesday in Davos.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. development finance corporation for nearly 50 years, transformed into the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation on Jan. 2. Devex catches up with former OPIC CEOs to reflect on the agency.
Uncertainty remains for the U.K. Department for International Development, U.S.-Iran tensions hinder aid in Iraq, and a clash over asylum-seekers in the Northern Triangle region. This week in development.
With the presidential impeachment and 2020 election, most development advocates predict a difficult environment for foreign aid legislation in the U.S. Congress this year. Here's what they're focused on.
In a wide-ranging interview with Devex, former Unilever CEO Paul Polman calls on businesses to pay taxes, aid organizations to coordinate better, and governments to step up to the plate to accelerate action on the SDGs.
The World Food Program predicts which countries will face potential hunger crises, the United Nations calls for a "Decade of Action," and uncertainty lingers about DFID’s fate. Here is some of the latest development news to start the year.
There were certainly some successes in 2019 — the Global Fund replenishment, a focus on development economics — but there were also challenges, including funding woes in Central America and a rocky year at DFID. Here are this year's winners, losers, and something in between.