As a former development analyst at Devex, Janet contributed to Devex's analysis of global development business trends. She combines her passion for sustainable urban and social development with her business background. Her past experience includes urban sociological research, transportation planning, communication networks for global agricultural producers, education, finance and banking.
While short-term relief operations following Typhoon Haiyan are imperative, now is the time to institute long-term disaster planning. Devex highlights disaster recovery lessons learned that should be applied in the post-Haiyan recovery effort.
The establishment of the South African Development Partnership Agency holds potential to advance South Africa’s foreign aid commitment, but the official launch of the agency has been delayed amid government and fiscal uncertainty.