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.
Sweden's development finance institution Swedfund's CEO Maria Håkansson would like to see it double in size. Devex sits down with her to discuss the institution's priorities, how it works, and where it’s heading.
The House Foreign Affairs committee held a wide-ranging hearing Thursday focused on how USAID, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense can coordinate on Africa policy. Here's what you need to know.
A bill approved Friday would increase foreign aid funding by 3.9% from fiscal year 2019, and reject the Trump administration’s proposed cuts. The bill also seeks to address a number of issues that haven't been at the center of the last few budget cycles.
USAID Administrator Mark Green testified at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, defending the administration's proposed budget cuts. Green also fielded questions about Russia and China, the "global gag rule," and Central America.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is taking an unconventional route in its efforts to finance the Sustainable Development Goals: legalizing medicinal marijuana. Devex spoke with the country's finance minister to learn how marijuana may help the country fight poverty and eliminate hunger.
Devex meets with Sida Director-General Carin Jämtin to discuss where things stand with SDG financing efforts, Sweden’s official development assistance, European aid cooperation, and the "global gag rule."