Amy Lieberman


Amy Lieberman is a reporter for Devex, based out of New York, where she covers global development around the city and out of the United Nations. She has previously worked as a freelancer, reporting on the environment, social justice issues, immigration and development. Her coverage has appeared in The Guardian, The Atlantic, Slate and The Los Angeles Times, among other outlets. She received her M.A. in politics and government from Columbia Journalism School in 2014.

Latest Articles

Q&A: Norway's honorary counsel on making fair trade, development work in Armenia
26 Jun 2017

Timothy Straight, the founder of the Homeland Development Initiative Foundation in Yerevan, Armenia, talks with Devex about his transition from humanitarian work, to diplomacy, to development work, and what it means to implement fair trade practices in the former Soviet Union country.

How trash could help the fashion industry become sustainable
13 Jun 2017

A new partnership between a Taiwanese "upcycling" firm and an Italian textile company offers a window into how the fashion industry could recycle our trash into usable, and stylish, creations.

UN Ocean Conference could bring 'next big thing' in development
12 Jun 2017

The United Nations Ocean Conference, which ended with a "call to action" by governments, has not led to any immediate, binding commitments. But the first-of-its-kind meeting could be the first of many oceans and marine life events — and possibly treaties — in the years to come.

Q&A: Commonwealth secretary-general talks Ocean Conference takeaways
8 Jun 2017

Climate change has long concerned many of the Commonwealth's countries, Patricia Scotland tells Devex in an interview. It's now beginning to reach a broader recognition.

Research, solutions needed for looming oceans catastrophes, UN leaders say
7 Jun 2017

United Nations General Assembly President Peter Thomson, UNESCO's Irina Bokova and U.N. Environment Programme's Erik Solheim called for coordinated partnerships during the U.N. Ocean Conference.

Q&A: UN's Dessima Williams on the blue economy and why it matters
6 Jun 2017

Harnessing the economic opportunity of the world's oceans is one focus of the United Nations Ocean Conference, which runs from Monday through Friday.

Fish, finance and Trump: What to expect at the UN Ocean Conference
5 Jun 2017

The first United Nations-hosted conference on the world's oceans is expected to convene more than 5,000 participants to attend panel discussions and commit action on ocean and marine sustainability.

Development experts dismayed as US exits Paris climate agreement
1 Jun 2017

President Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. would withdraw from the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, a process that can take up to four years. Development and environmental experts expressed their dismay, as they began to cast their sights on new countries to lead on climate change.

Guterres calls for action on Paris climate deal amid fears of US withdrawal
31 May 2017

The United Nations chief said he is working to engage the United States on continued partnership and commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change, but also spoke of the economic and political losses that the U.S. and others could face if they don't get behind climate change.

Q&A: EIF chief on why trade in LDCs needs to be rethought
29 May 2017

Devex talks with Ratnakar Adhikari, the executive director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework, a program of the World Trade Organization. Adhikari explained why trade in least developed countries needs to be rethought, and what it means to "trade better."