Michael Igoe


Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.

Latest Articles

Is the World Bank moving fast enough on climate change?
15 Oct 2018

In the shadow of an urgent climate warning from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the World Bank strives for systemic impact.

5 takeaways from the World Bank meetings in Bali
15 Oct 2018

Human capital, climate change, impact investing, infrastructure, debt concerns, and accountability — here are the highlights from the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia.

World Bank human capital index — just another ranking?
12 Oct 2018

President Jim Kim wants the index to change the bank's relationship with governments — and with the International Monetary Fund. Will he succeed?

World Bank drops support for Kosovo's controversial coal project
10 Oct 2018

World Bank President Jim Kim announced that the bank will not support the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Kosovo, the last coal project under consideration by the institution.

Civil society groups welcome IFC coal plan but push for more
10 Oct 2018

Despite the International Finance Corporation's plan to "green" its lending portfolio, civil society groups say its hands are still dirty.

World Bank annual meetings face politics, global debt, and climate disasters
8 Oct 2018

The International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings have kicked off in Bali, Indonesia, against a backdrop of stark climate change warnings, economic uncertainty, and geopolitical rivalry.

Exclusive: In rebuke to China, Trump seeks G20 endorsement of 'sustainable' finance
5 Oct 2018

The Trump administration is pushing for G-20 leaders to agree that development finance should be transparent, accountable, and sustainable, Devex has learned.

The BUILD Act, Indonesia's early warning gap, and EU negotiations: This week in development
4 Oct 2018

The European Union negotiates a new deal for poverty reduction, Indonesia asks what went wrong with early warning, and health responders grapple with dual outbreaks in Africa.

After UNGA, crucial questions around US development, humanitarian aid, technology, and more
1 Oct 2018

Here's what you need to know about the key conversations, events, and questions raised during one of the busiest weeks on the global development calendar.

Global Goals Week 2018, Trump's aid review, and awkward questions for UNEP: This week in development
27 Sep 2018

Noncommunicable diseases, tuberculosis, and Trump top the Global Goals Week highlights, the U.N.’s environment chief is in the hot seat over travel costs, and development finance takes a big step forward in the U.S.