Sibylle Koenig is a development consultant and policy adviser with 10 years of experience in managing, monitoring and evaluating international aid programs and grant schemes, as well as advocacy. She has worked for a variety of organizations, including the European Commission, U.N. and bilateral aid agencies and NGOs in Latin America (4 years) and Europe, with extensive work travel to Africa (Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Kenya, Botswana) and Asia (Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, India, South Korea).
Neglected tropical diseases affect about 1 billion people on the planet, according to the World Health Organization. With such staggering figures, why are these diseases still "neglected"? Devex got the inside track through interviews with partners committed to controlling these diseases in Ethiopia.
How can the new financing mechanisms promoted in the recently agreed Addis agenda affect human development and rights issues? Devex spoke to a number of luminaries to identify ways in which the development community can make private sector and nongrant financing work for health.
How can the Global Financing Facility Trust Fund bring down the cost of engaging the private sector in global health? Mark Suzman, president of global policy, advocacy and country programs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, explains in this exclusive interview.
What is the impact of the recently adopted Addis Ababa Action Agenda on women’s empowerment and rights? U.N. Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka gave Devex the inside track in this exclusive interview on the sidelines of #FFD3.
How can women be more involved in economies and how can global development actors ensure women's potential is harnessed effectively? We asked participants at a recent women's participation in economics conference to find out.
How do we ensure that development is truly sustainable? In Botswana, Devex gains exclusive insights from its participation in a national multistakeholder consultation and meets a local private sector representative for the lowdown on the "business" of development.
How can global development stakeholders join forces to advance the goal of democratic natural resources management? We filtered five ways from a series of high-level interviews and panel discussions at the Annual Democracy Forum 2014 in Gaborone, Botswana.
The best cure for overcoming health inequities could very well be to prescribe a regimen of healthy partnerships among the public, private and nonprofit sectors. To effect sustainable change, it would be just what the doctor ordered.
Working toward universal health coverage and strengthening health systems is sometimes simply about pushing the rolling wagon and helping people to jump on it. But which road should we take? Global health officials and experts share their views for #HealthyMeans.
Despite soaring economic growth rates, many African countries remain at the low end of global value chains, hampering their development progress and the continent's potential. Experts attending a recent forum hosted by the OECD Development Center gave Devex some advice on how to address the problem.