Oliver joined Devex in late 2008 as an international development correspondent and researcher. He previously served as a microfinance fellow for Kiva in Kenya and Uganda. During his tenure, he worked with Kiva’s field partners to improve their operations and governance. Oliver holds a master's in business from the College of William & Mary.
As microfinance evolves, so are the challenges of reaching more of the worlds unbanked with appropriate financial services. Here’s a primer on the origins and key trends of this global movement and industry.
<p>Traditional diplomacy must evolve from a focus on nation-states and international bodies towards mobilizing governments, philanthropists and corporations to work together on solving global development challenges, says the New America Foundation scholar and book author.</p>
With help from the global development community, Devex has selected 40 young leaders who are shaping the next chapter in international relief and foreign assistance. Learn more about the Devex list of “40-under-40” international development leaders in Washington, D.C.
Now is the time to invest in Africa, a panel of international development experts concluded at a July 28 discussion hosted by Joint Aid Management and Devex in Washington. The event, titled “Investment in Africa: Current Initiatives and a New Way Forward,” included a panel and networking reception.
Devex is looking for 40-under-40 international development leaders in Washington, D.C., and is asking its members to nominate a friend, colleague, or themselves. If selected, these young leaders will be profiled on devex.com and honored at a special event in September.