Molly Anders


Molly Anders is a U.K. Correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.

Latest Articles

Financial returns likely to 'go down' over next 5 years, says CDC chair
15 Jun 2018

After establishing a reputation for returning money to the taxpayer through impact investing, CDC leadership expects to bring less money back over the next five years through riskier investments with potentially higher impact.

Ghana eliminates trachoma
14 Jun 2018

Ghana has become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma, WHO announced Wednesday, as pharmaceutical company Pfizer said it would top up its donations of a crucial antibiotic.

Former DFID chief 'never saw' UN sex abuse report
6 Jun 2018

The leaked U.N. report detailing sexual exploitation of children by aid workers in West Africa never reached Clare Short's desk, she told the U.K.'s parlimentary International Development Committee.

UK aid 'brand' at risk from cross-government funds, says IDC report
5 Jun 2018

Official development assistance spent by departments other than DFID is less transparent, less coherent, and less poverty-focused, a report from the parliamentary International Development Committee has found.

Did budget cuts at the Charity Commission play a role in the safeguarding crisis?
31 May 2018

As the U.K. charity regulator is inundated with reports of misconduct and abuse following the Oxfam scandal, members of the aid community are asking whether dramatic budget cuts have left it unable to keep up with safeguarding concerns.

ICRC ramps up Gaza support as violence escalates
31 May 2018

Robert Mardini, the head of the Middle East region for ICRC, called Gaza "a sinking ship," as the organization announced it will increase medical aid in the Gaza Strip following deadly clashes with Israeli soldiers.

Packing for Ebola: UK Rapid Support Team leaves for DRC
30 May 2018

As she prepares her deployment to support the Ebola outbreak in DRC, Hilary Bower, an epidemiologist with the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, discusses the challenges of the outbreak and why her team is focused on supporting local and regional health workers.

DFID slow to learn lessons in Syria, says watchdog
24 May 2018

As the conflict in Syria enters its eighth year, the United Kingdom's aid watchdog took stock of DFID's largest humanitarian operation to date.

Oxfam CEO to step down following scandal
16 May 2018

Mark Goldring, CEO of Oxfam GB and a longstanding member of the U.K. aid community, will step down from his role at the end of 2018, Oxfam announced Wednesday, after a major sexual misconduct scandal hit the charity earlier this year.

Questions raised over private sector accountability on safeguarding
15 May 2018

As sexual misconduct allegations continue to plague the aid sector, the U.K.'s private sector contractors suggest they have been excluded from many of the conversations around safeguarding.