Catherine Cheney


Catherine Cheney covers the West Coast global development community for Devex. She helped to build NationSwell, a media company and membership network. She reported on foreign affairs for World Politics Review and built the social media presence for a Middle East news site. A graduate of Yale University, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in political science and distinction as a Yale Journalism Scholar. Catherine has also worked for POLITICO and The Washington Post. She is an ambassador for the Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute.

Latest Articles

Expanding door-to-door sales in the developing world
4 Aug 2015

Mark Gunton, CEO of the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, talks with Devex about the success and expansion of the Chakipi door-to-door sales model, first in Peru and most recently in Haiti.

3 ways to improve education worldwide
2 Mar 2015

Access to education is growing in many parts of the world — but are we really preparing young people for success? A look at several initiatives meant to improve the access and quality of education, from Bangladesh to Georgia and beyond.

How to help us live longer — and better — lives
3 Nov 2014

For us to live longer and better lives, a multifaceted, multidisciplinary approach is needed that targets at-risk populations, encourages healthy behavior and empowers communities to drive change.

How to feed our planet without devastating the environment
8 Jul 2014

The scramble to feed Earth’s growing population is one of the biggest drivers of environmental strain around the world. Here’s a look at some solutions at the nexus of food security and the environment.

How UNOPS empowers women
27 Mar 2014

Mariacarmen Colitti has worked her way up the ranks of the U.N. Office for Project Services. Here's what she's learned in the process.

How #SheBuilds innovations
20 Mar 2014

The foreign aid community has a unique window of opportunity to capitalize on the scale and pace of global innovation in a way that advances development goals, including gender equality.