Eliza Villarino


Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.

Latest Articles

Who's winning the battle against child mortality?
6 Feb 2014

The world has made significant gains in reducing under-5 deaths. In fact, more than a handful least-developed countries have exceeded their targets.

Sounding off on USAID's new mission statement
6 Feb 2014

“We partner to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity.” Here’s what Devex readers think about this new mission statement of the world’s largest bilateral donor agency.

Emergency WASH innovations: Ideas wanted
6 Feb 2014

Prizes await innovators with ideas on low-cost latrine lighting or an economical way to manage solid wastes in emergency camps.

Sounding off on 'managing expectations' toward Power Africa
30 Jan 2014

For officials coordinating the inter-agency, $7 billion U.S. initiative to solve energy poverty in Africa, the immediate challenge is to find a common approach that balances quick wins and long-term results. Devex readers say it’s time to stop the talk and begin the walk.

Fixing health supply chains, saving lives
30 Jan 2014

Every year, millions of children die before they reach their fifth birthday, mainly due to preventable diseases. In Malawi, a U.S.-based development group is employing an approach that can boost health product availability, which is seen as critical to saving people’s lives in hard-to-reach areas.

Sounding off on foreign aid career mobility
22 Jan 2014

Because of the nature of the work, development professionals tend to move — oftentimes a lot — from one location to another. Devex readers shared their experience and thoughts about mobility.

Vote now: Your favorite idea to open government
22 Jan 2014

A new global challenge has drawn scores of cutting-edge solutions to boosting civic engagement and good governance. And you can help determine who gets the prize.

Sounding off on village development
15 Jan 2014

What do celebrity economist Jeffrey Sachs and former U.S. Marine Jake Harriman have in common — and what do Devex readers think about it all? Check it out and chime in!

The 'Good School' method
15 Jan 2014

The learning environment plays a big role in keeping children in school. In Uganda, a nonprofit has developed a method to not only improve literacy but also prevent violence against children in schools.

Sounding off on Tony Elumelu's new Africapitalism
8 Jan 2014

Nigerian philanthropist Tony Elumelu hopes to change the way business and development are done in Africa. Some Devex readers weigh in.