Carlos Santamaria


As associate editor for breaking news, Carlos Santamaria supervises Devex's Manila-based news team and the creation of our daily newsletter. Carlos joined Devex after a decade working for international wire services Reuters, AP, Xinhua, EFE and Philippine social news network Rappler in Madrid, Beijing, Manila, New York and Bangkok. During that time, he also covered natural disasters on the ground in Myanmar and Japan.

Latest Articles

Our countdown: 2014's top 10 development finance stories
22 Dec 2014

From the Ukraine crisis to the Ebola epidemic, few expected the scale, complexity and sheer number of development challenges donors would have to deal with in 2014. Watch the countdown of this year's top 10 development finance stories in this video report by Devex senior analyst Lorenzo Piccio.

'Never give away control' to the private sector, expert tells resource-rich nations
16 Dec 2014

For sound management of natural resources in developing countries, private sector participation is of course crucial — but only if governments maintain full control of the resources. A #DemocracyMatters video interview with Einar Steensnaes, co-founder of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights.

What other resource-rich African countries can learn from Botswana
11 Dec 2014

Botswana enjoys a unique status among Africa's resource-rich nations. What can other resource-rich countries on the continent learn from its experience in transparency and natural resources management? A #DemocracyMatters video interview by Devex Associate Editor Richard Jones.

Botswana proves Africa can avoid the 'resource curse'
11 Dec 2014

How does Botswana, the world's top diamond producer, ensure sound management of its natural resources and that the revenues from the mining industry benefit the entire population? Find out in this #DemocracyMatters video interview.

Cash-strapped WFP suspends food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees
2 Dec 2014

Up to 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt will temporarily have no access to food assistance after the World Food Program failed to secure enough funds to continue its operations in December. USAID, WFP's top donor for the Syria response, said it cannot disburse any money until the U.S. Congress authorizes its 2015 budget.

Valerie Amos steps down as UN humanitarian aid chief
27 Nov 2014

After becoming the longest-serving U.N. undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, Valerie Amos is giving up the position in March next year. Several media reports suggest her resignation may be linked to political motives involving the British prime minister.

The buzz from the 2014 Annual Democracy Forum
25 Nov 2014

Representatives from governments, multilateral institutions, NGOs and the private sector gathered this week at the Annual Democracy Forum 2014. On the table: how to balance democracy, development and the sound management of natural resources. A video report from Gaborone, Botswana by Devex Associate Editor Richard Jones.

What to watch out for at ICN2
19 Nov 2014

The second International Conference on Nutrition kicks off Wednesday in Rome with delegates poised to galvanize progress on fighting global hunger. What are the main topics on the agenda? We find out from a senior FAO official.

What GAIN wants to see at ICN2
18 Nov 2014

Progress since the first International Conference on Nutrition in 1992 has been “dismal,” according to GAIN Executive Director Marc Van Ameringen; that’s why all stakeholders must be on the same page at this week's ICN2 in Rome. An exclusive video interview.

Want to build more trust in partnerships? Do independent evaluations
18 Nov 2014

How do we get beyond just talking about partnerships and delve deeper into what they can accomplish? A #HealthyMeans video interview with Derek Yach, executive director of the Vitality Institute for Health Promotion.