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

The gospel according to Mark Dybul, the man working to end three plagues
26 Jun 2017

For two decades Mark Dybul has been at the center of a transformation in how the world fights infectious disease. As he steps away from the Global Fund, Dybul still believes people can triumph over the three plagues of AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

Pence puts security, America first in speech on Central America
23 Jun 2017

Vice President Mike Pence delivered remarks on Central America in the Washington, D.C. building where the U.S. Agency for International Development is headquartered on Thursday. He described a strong emphasis on security cooperation.

Q&A: What can fiction reveal about development?
23 Jun 2017

Devex caught up with Adaobi Nkeokelonye, a social development researcher who blogs about the intersection of literature and global development. In exploring the power of narrative, she urges the sector to think more seriously about how to humanize concepts typically described in jargon and numbers.

World Refugee Day and the "Grand Bargain" one year later: this week in development news
22 Jun 2017

Despite pockets of progress, South Sudan’s food crisis deepens, USAID courts a billionaire to ease Central American migration, and humanitarian leaders in Geneva discuss progress — or a lack thereof — one year removed from the “Grand Bargain.” This week in development news.

Nominee for USAID administrator Mark Green sails through Senate hearing
16 Jun 2017

At his nomination hearing President Trump's nominee for administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development enjoyed broad and bipartisan support from lawmakers. But the question that remains is will the White House let Green lead a strong and well-funded USAID?

Tillerson goes to the Hill, Germany invests in Africa, and USAID's new chief: This week in development
15 Jun 2017

Canada releases a “feminist” international development strategy, Tillerson asks the U.S. Congress to cut his budget, and Australia agrees to pay asylum seekers $70 million. This week in development.

US House hearings push Tillerson on budget, staff and policy
15 Jun 2017

In the wake of a shocking attack on United States congressional Republicans, lawmakers returned to work to hear testimony from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about the White House budget request. Lawmakers appeared skeptical of proposed cuts to diplomacy and aid, while urging Tillerson to work more closely with Congress.

UK elections, European Development Days, and OPIC's new chief: This week in development
8 Jun 2017

U.K. voters head to the polls for a vote with wide implications for development assistance, Facebook taps its user data for disaster response, and the development community mourns a passionate advocate for women and girls. This week in development.

Bill Steiger to serve as USAID chief of staff
26 May 2017

Bill Steiger, who worked in a number of global health leadership roles during the George W. Bush administration, will take over as the United States Agency for International Development's chief of staff on Monday.

Trump looks to slash US aid and Tedros makes WHO history: This week in development
25 May 2017

President Trump proposed a massive reduction in U.S. foreign aid spending, while Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made history at the World Health Organization. This week in development news.