Michael Igoe


Michael Igoe is a senior correspondent for Devex. Based in Washington, D.C., he covers U.S. foreign aid and emerging trends in international development and humanitarian policy. Michael draws on his experience as both a journalist and international development practitioner in Central Asia to develop stories from an insider's perspective.

Latest Articles

Health, development leaders weigh in on Global Fund shortlist
24 Feb 2017

The shortlist of candidates to run the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has some health and development heads wishing for more innovative leadership.

US aid reform in 2017 and global health security: This week in development news
23 Feb 2017

U.S. foreign aid reforms begin to take shape, U.N. agencies combine forces for an urgent funding appeal, while Bill Gates and Bono make the case for development to a national security crowd. This week in development news.

MacArthur Foundation's $100 million ideas and the Global Fund's future: This week in development news
16 Feb 2017

President Trump takes aim at extractive industry transparency rules, and the Global Fund’s director search zeroes in on three contenders. This week in development news.

Former US disaster chief says White House 'credibility' key to international crisis response
16 Feb 2017

The former U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance director said the White House and National Security Council staff play a critical "process management" role that sets the tone for international response.

Uzbekistan's state crime victims want $1 billion
14 Feb 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice and Uzbekistan's government are battling for $1 billion in frozen bribe payments. The country's human rights activists think it should be held in trust for people who've been victimized by one of the world's most corrupt countries.

ONE Campaign announces Gayle Smith as CEO
14 Feb 2017

The former U.S. Agency for International Development chief will take over at the aid advocacy organization in late March.

IFC chief plans to work more closely with World Bank's public sector arms
13 Feb 2017

Philippe Le Houérou wants the International Finance Corp. to "create markets" instead of waiting for financing opportunities to materialize. That will mean working more closely with other World Bank institutions, he said.

Somalia's election and Dadaab's future: This week in development news
9 Feb 2017

A corruption-plagued election in Somalia gives rise to a moment of political hope, while the development community mourns a man who fought back against the “post-fact era.” This week in development news.

The future leaders of Central Asia
3 Feb 2017

In a forgotten, post-Soviet mountain town, an Islamic royal billionaire is spending millions to construct an elite university — and a new model for higher education. Will it work? This is the final part of a three-part Devex series.

Africa's immunization boost and concerns about Trump's immigration order: This week in development news
2 Feb 2017

President Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees threatened U.S. foreign assistance programs, African heads of state threw their weight behind immunizations, and U.K. researchers said it’s too soon to panic. This week in development news.