Bill Hinchberger


Bill Hinchberger is Devex's Paris correspondent. In his spare time, he's a freelance writer, communications consultant and educator. A native of California, he lived in Latin America for over two decades, reporting for media such as The Financial Times and Business Week. He also served as president of the São Paulo Foreign Press Club and founded the online travel guide Assignments have taken him to over 30 countries, from Cuba to Egypt, India, Kenya, Turkey, and beyond.

Latest Articles

Possible development funding windfall looms as Europe debates FTT
28 Mar 2017

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.

5 bold initiatives in flood resilience
2 Nov 2016

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.

5 things to know before diving into data-driven decision-making
1 Aug 2016

Want to join the "data revolution"? Here are some tips from the experts to help you get going.

Beyond the dashboard: Data for decision-making
25 Jul 2016

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.

Two way street to development
22 Jun 2016

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 visions: A look through the #WaterWindow
24 May 2016

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.

GIZ's playbook for tourism development
29 Apr 2016

Germany's GIZ is one of the growing number of donors who are looking to tourism to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. An insider shares details of the agency's playbook with Devex.

Foundations team up to help tackle the SDGs
21 Apr 2016

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.

4 biggest challenges to achieving the SDGs
5 Apr 2016

A series of long-term trends — from climate change to demographics — are creating a new landscape for practitioners as they set their sights on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Devex interviews Mario Pezzini, director of the OECD Development Center, on the major challenges that development professionals will face over the next 15 years as they work to achieve the SDGs.

Cotonou redefined: An end to aid dependency?
7 Mar 2016

The oldest and most wide-reaching agreement between European donor countries and recipient nations is officially up for review. Devex takes a closer look at the state of play of Cotonou Partnership Agreement discussions and what it means for ACP-EU relations.