Raj Kumar is the Founding President and Editor-in-Chief at Devex, the media platform for the global development community. He is a media leader and former humanitarian council chair for the World Economic Forum and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His work has led him to more than 50 countries, where he has had the honor to meet many of the aid workers and development professionals who make up the Devex community. He is the author of the book "The Business of Changing the World," a go-to primer on the ideas, people, and technology disrupting the aid industry.
Two trends are changing development business, especially for consulting firms and donors designing projects. Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar explores their implications through the lens of a growing research consultancy based in East Africa.
Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar sits down for a wide-ranging discussion with Justin Yifu Lin — one of the most influential thinkers in China on global development described as the "intellectual father" of the Belt and Road Initiative.
On the sidelines of the Global Skills & Education Forum, Devex's President & Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar speaks with Halima Begum, a vice president at the LEGO Foundation, about global education and the foundation's work on systemic change.
The development community is coming to grips with harsh realities as we enter 2019, with political uncertainty and nationalist, anti-aid pronouncements taking a toll around the world. Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar details the challenges and what to look for.
Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar kicks off Devex's U.N. General Assembly coverage by interviewing U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres. Watch this video to see what he has to say on institutional reform, noncommunicable diseases, and #MeToo.
Where is the aid industry headed? How are revolutions in real-time data, financial inclusion, and results-based finance reshaping the way development professionals work? On June 12 in Washington, D.C., Devex World will bring together leaders at the forefront of transformation — who may not be regulars on the development conference circuit, but who might ultimately redefine the industry, writes Raj Kumar, Devex's president and editor-in-chief.