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.

Latest Articles

Q&A: Sweden's Lövin on tackling climate change and inequality
7 Feb 2018

Devex sat down with Isabella Lövin, Sweden's minister for international development cooperation, to discuss the country's aid priorities in the year ahead. She outlined the country's top aid priorities, how it approaches them, and what it looks for in partners.

OPIC sees a bright future and an expanding role
6 Feb 2018

As the United States Congress prepares to introduce legislation to create a new development finance corporation, Devex sat down with David Bohigian, the executive vice president of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation to talk about the agency's priorities.

Peter Sands calls on countries to reform taxes to free up funding for health
6 Feb 2018

While new financial instruments can help address critical gaps in health care funding, the global health community also needs to be more focused on taxes and helping countries mobilize domestic resources for basic health care services, Peter Sands, incoming executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, told Devex.

How global development issues fared in Davos
29 Jan 2018

After a whirlwind of formal speeches and cocktail receptions, the real test of the World Economic Forum's worth for the global development community remains to be seen. Here are the issues that made a splash this year, and what didn’t fare as well.

OCHA's Lowcock seeks private and public partners in Davos
26 Jan 2018

UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock wants governments and businesses both on board to help meet the world's multitude of humanitarian needs. Ahead of a trip to Somalia and Ethiopia, Lowcock spoke to Devex about how humanitarian response can work with longer term development goals and how OCHA will work as a coordinator for the U.N. system.

Mark Green at Davos to 'tap into the creativity' of the private sector
26 Jan 2018

USAID Administrator Mark Green is in Davos this week to make good on his goal to better engage the private sector in development work. But the business-focused strategy won't have much of an impact on the agency's funding moving forward, he tells Devex in an interview.

DRC health minister: Alignment, focus on results, and private sector are critical
25 Jan 2018

The Democratic Republic of Congo has a long way to go to providing universal health care, with limited access to basic services and poor health care outcomes, and the country's minister of health Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga is quick to acknowledge it. In an interview with Devex, he shares what he thinks the key roadblocks are and what's needed to build a stronger health care system.

The Business and Sustainable Development Commission says goodbye as it highlights blended finance
24 Jan 2018

The Business and Sustainable Development Commission officially closed up shop on Tuesday in Davos, honoring its two-year life span and leaving behind a legacy of engaging more than 1,000 chief executives in touting business opportunities offered by the Sustainable Development Goals.

How to bridge the gap between global health and development
24 Jan 2018

It may require a culture change, but making the link between global health and development challenges — from education to poverty — is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Here are some takeaways from an event hosted by Devex and Johnson & Johnson.

Davos agenda should include climate, youth, private sector engagement, AGRA chief says
22 Jan 2018

Here's what should be on the agriculture agenda at Davos: Climate, youth unemployment, private sector engagement, and greater accountability, Agnes Kalibata, the president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, tells Devex.