Jeff Tyson


Jeff is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, DC, he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the United States, and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.

Latest Articles

Stay humble to end hunger, says NFL lineman
12 Jul 2016

National Football League offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum has a message for the development community.

Flying the helicopter with a football team of turtles — World Bank climate change chief on leadership
7 Jun 2016

The World Bank's senior director for climate change described his philosophy on leadership, complete with imaginative metaphors.

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger calls for Syria reconstruction planning
27 May 2016

U.S. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger took issue with Donald Trump's hands-off foreign policy approach, saying renewed peace and security in Syria will require an ousting of Syrian President Bashar Assad, close collaboration with regional partners, the establishment of safe zones and planning now for reconstruction.

Inside the World Bank's Pandemic Emergency Facility
23 May 2016

The World Bank's new financing mechanism to prevent and respond to global pandemics launched this weekend. Advocates and critics weigh in.

Will Zika see 'big private sector action'?
20 May 2016

The private sector has played a limited role in the Zika response so far. But U.S. officials are hinting that could change soon.

World Bank proposes 'global coalition' for sustainable transportation
13 May 2016

The world's largest multilateral donor is proposing a new "global coalition" of sustainable transportation champions to turn ideas into action.

Inside the World Bank's 'strategic global research agenda' for LGBTI rights
9 May 2016

In the run up to the Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference in Uruguay, the World Bank is hiring a new sexual orientation and gender identity adviser and working with UNDP, OHCHR and others to develop a global research agenda for LGBTI rights.

Can the World Bank make renewable energy cheaper?
2 May 2016

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is on a mission to make the business case for climate-smart investments — but how much power does the bank wield to make renewable energy more affordable?

Trump attacks 'nation building' in foreign policy speech
28 Apr 2016

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump shared his views on foreign policy, criticizing "nation building," and asking why the U.S. military should "worry" about climate change.

Universal education champions fight 'primary' battle of their own
20 Apr 2016

A high-level education commission is working to put together a realistic financing plan for quality education — and they hope everyone will rally around it.