Rebecca Webber is a Devex correspondent based in New York City. A graduate of Georgetown University and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she has covered news, women's issues, politics, health and personal finance for publications such as Psychology Today, Parade, More, Real Simple and Glamour. She also teaches writing for Mediabistro.
A year after former U.S. President Bill Clinton asked the aid community to “design for impact,” the Clinton Global Initiative annual gathering begins Monday under the motto “Mobilizing for Impact.” Have we embraced Clinton’s call for more design thinking in development cooperation? An exclusive analysis.
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