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

ASI cleared to resume bidding on UK's DFID contracts
20 Feb 2018

After voluntarily stepping back from bidding on Department for International Development contracts a year ago following allegations that it falsified beneficiary testimonials, Adam Smith International resumed bidding on DFID funding at the end of January, Devex has learned.

Applications due April 12 for first humanitarian grand challenge
20 Feb 2018

The United Kingdom Department for International Development and the United States Agency for International Development to invest $15 million to kick off the world's first "humanitarian grand challenge."

Private sector 'not exempt' in wake of Oxfam sex abuse, says Penny Mordaunt
20 Feb 2018

Penny Mordaunt said "all DFID partners," including humanitarian organizations, nonprofits, and private contractors will be subject to a slew of demands from DFID, after Oxfam steps back from funding following revelations about employees' misconduct in post-earthquake Haiti.

Breaking: Oxfam to withdraw from DFID bidding 'until ministers satisfied' with reforms
16 Feb 2018

The U.K. Department for International Development confirmed that Oxfam will withdraw from bidding on future contracts until ministers are satisfied with a "higher standard" of conduct from the organization, even as Oxfam chief Winnie Byanyama detailed further reforms in the wake of the Haiti scandal.

Oxfam sexual abuse scandal: Are the aid sector's HR systems failing?
14 Feb 2018

In the wake of news that some of the men involved in the Oxfam sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti went on to work elsewhere in the aid sector, humanitarian organizations are collectively asking: Are our human resources, recruitment, and safeguarding systems broken? And what can we do to fix them?

Aid to Yemen blocked by banks, suffocating local organizations, report finds
9 Feb 2018

A study by the Overseas Development Institute of local and international humanitarian organizations working in Yemen found that groups are shutting down or are unable to respond to crises due to routine "de-risking" by international banks, and that a lack of financial access to the country has led to a "black market" trade in food and fuel.

'DFIs don't need more money,' says UK DFI official
7 Feb 2018

Development finance institutions “have more than enough money; what we’re starving for are places to invest that money,” the chief operating officer of the United Kingdom's DFI, the CDC, told an audience last week, adding that it's time to address the obstacles in the way.

DFID seeks to tackle declines in global budget transparency
7 Feb 2018

The United Kingdom Department for International Development has launched a new transparency agenda, with a dedicated unit focused on opening up developing country budgets to public scrutiny and greater oversight. It comes as the Open Budget Survey reports a decline in global budget transparency for the first time since 2008.

New DFID leadership team sets out priorities
1 Feb 2018

The new Secretary of State and Permanent Secretary of the United Kingdom's Department for International Development appeared before the International Development Committee on Wednesday to articulate their views on some of the most pressing debates facing the department — including the national interest agenda, aid for trade, and multilateral reforms.

DFID minister Lord Bates offers shock resignation, then unresigns
31 Jan 2018

The United Kingdom's development community was shocked as Department for International Development minister Lord Bates quit and then unquit his ministerial post on Wednesday, apparently after failing to be present to answer a peer's question in the House of Lords — a misdemeanor that even the opposition described as “minor.” His announcement comes amid a period of upheaval at the department.