Ivy Mungcal


As senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributes to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.

Latest Articles

3 Nov 2014

The United Nations system offers a breathtaking variety of career opportunities for international development professionals — from U.N. headquarters in New York to more than two dozen specialized agencies and programs around the world working on everything from global health to food security and the environment. Here's your gateway to a U.N. career.

From Washington to Nairobi, how governments are focusing on development results
2 Jan 2013

The sharpened focus on value-for-money has put a spotlight on the importance of reliable ways to report spending, monitor performance, and evaluate the impact of development projects. Synergy International Systems helps governments and donors do just that.

Mali military mission prompts humanitarian concerns
21 Dec 2012

Aid groups are alarmed over the potential humanitarian impact of an African-led military mission in Mali approved Dec. 21 by the U.N. Security Council.

AfDB president: Better policies, aid independence key to resilient Africa
21 Dec 2012

How can Africa go beyond crisis response and tackle its “next important agenda” of building resilience? Donald Kaberuka, head of the African Development Bank, has identified five elements.

Fresh conflict forces aid groups out of Central African Republic regions
20 Dec 2012

A resurgence of violence in the Central African Republic has displaced hundreds of people and prompted some aid organizations to evacuate staff members from several parts of the country.

EU unveils funding, aid proposals for African countries
20 Dec 2012

The European Union is providing €40 million ($52.9 million) to help address Djibouti’s water shortage in a green and sustainable manner.

2013 is international year of …
19 Dec 2012

The United Nations has chosen to highlight this theme in 2013. Know it?

Benghazi attack review team seeks better protection of US foreign personnel, posts
19 Dec 2012

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has created a special team to ensure the implementation of recommendations made by a panel tasked to investigate the Sept. 11 attack on the country’s consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

In Pakistan, 8 dead in another attack on anti-polio workers
19 Dec 2012

At least eight health workers in two Pakistani provinces were shot dead in separate but reportedly coordinated attacks that have dealt yet another blow to the country’s polio eradication campaign.

ADB unveils 3-year project pipeline for Cambodia
19 Dec 2012

The Asian Development Bank has identified $525 million worth of projects in Cambodia that it plans to finance in the next three years.