Bill Hinchberger is a global communications professional and educator. He studied at Berkeley and has taught at the Sorbonne. Based mostly in Paris, he spends quality time in Brazil and the United States, and works extensively in Africa and Latin America. He has served as an international correspondent for The Financial Times, Business Week, ARTnews, Variety, and others. One current focus of his work is content creation for foundations, NGOs and other organizations, especially those working on issues related to international affairs, the environment and development. He also runs training programs for professional journalists, notably in Africa, and is an associate of Rain Barrel Communications, a leading consultancy for social justice projects.
Home to the European Commission and other European institutions, agencies and bodies plus a slew of contractors, sundry NGOs, and Belgian officials — development workers have more than enough to keep them busy in Brussels. Here are some tips that we hope will put some icing on the waffle of your visit.
Many development professionals run similar routes for meetings in Paris. Yet we always have extra time. Right? With the OECD Global Forum on Development happening this week, here are a few ideas to help you make the most of your visit to the French capital.
After years of negotiations, a group of 10 European Union member states seems to be making progress on an accord for a financial transaction tax that could pave the way for more international development funding.
As extreme weather events become more commonplace, policymakers and development professionals are taking increasingly bold steps to build resilience in areas at risk of flooding. Devex takes a look at some of the most innovative interventions.
Data will be crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Many development organizations are beginning to make more sophisticated use of data and analytics in their decision-making, but more progress is needed. A #DataDriven Week Three feature.
Development cooperation is becoming more "horizontal" — and being implemented with greater humility. Meanwhile, countries from the "global south" have much to offer their "developed" counterparts, according to Ibero-American Secretariat General Chief Rebeca Grynspan.
Innovative responses to the need for greater resilience to flooding is driving a new development narrative. In this Devex #WaterWindow feature — in support of the Global Resilience Partnership’s Water Window Challenge — experts weigh in with their thoughts on obstacles and potential solutions.
Largely absent from the drive toward the Millennium Development Goals, leading philanthropic organizations want to establish partnerships that can help make them major players in the follow-up process toward 2030. Devex takes a closer look.