Sophie Edwards


Sophie Edwards is a reporter for Devex based out of Washington D.C. and London where she covers global development news, careers and lifestyle issues. She has previously worked for NGOs, the World Bank and spent a number of years as a journalist for a regional newspaper in the U.K. She has an MA from the Institute of Development Studies and a BA from Cambridge University.

Latest Articles

Humanitarian actors are failing the world's most vulnerable, new report finds
23 Jun 2017

Many of the world's most vulnerable people are not being helped by humanitarian workers, according to a new report which finds that too few aid organizations are able to stay and deliver in highly insecure situations. Devex digs into why so many aid workers are no longer on the front-line.

Q&A: Sweden's aid chief on Trump, multilateralism and the securitization of aid
21 Jun 2017

Ulrika Modéer, Sweden’s state secretary for international development, talks to Devex about the country's development priorities and why the United Nations is still the best place for dealing with the world's problems.

4 tech-powered solutions for refugees this World Refugee Day
20 Jun 2017

On World Refugee Day, Devex rounds up some of the ways that private companies are using their technological expertise to support refugees around the world — from translation to credit.

'Radical change' needed on unpaid care work, report finds
20 Jun 2017

Women take on three times as much unpaid domestic work as men — holding back progress on gender equality and global development. Devex speaks to the authors of a new report to find out more.

Can a for-profit company bring connectivity to ultra-remote villages?
16 Jun 2017

The company African Mobile Networks has received 24 million euros from the European Investment Bank to build solar-powered mobile phone base stations in remote villages in Cameroon and the DRC. Devex finds out more.

A fair global tax system is imperative for development, experts say
15 Jun 2017

Speakers at a major European development summit last week stressed that tax avoidance practices by multinational corporations hit developing countries hardest, and must be stopped in order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Devex delves into the key issues.

The World Bank and Ivanka Trump — an unlikely alliance
15 Jun 2017

The news that Ivanka Trump and the World Bank have teamed up to launch a women's economic empowerment facility has caused a stir in the Washington development community. Devex delves into the issues at stake.

Women Deliver 2019 to be held in Canada
13 Jun 2017

The fifth Women Deliver conference will be held in Vancouver in June 2019, it has been announced — the latest in a series of commitments by the Canadian government to gender equality.

Europe alone cannot plug the family planning funding gap — Sweden's Modéer
9 Jun 2017

Ulrika Modéer, Sweden’s state secretary for international development, said it will take more than actions by the Nordic countries and the European Union to make up for America’s cessation of family planning funding in the wake of the reimposition of the "global gag rule."

7 tips for funders when investing in a social enterprise
9 Jun 2017

Social enterprises can be an attractive proposition for foundations and investors looking to make their charitable donation stretch further. But for donors used to supporting more traditional nonprofits, funding a social venture can look different and will require a change in approach. Devex spoke to a successful social enterprise and an investor to get their tips on what to expect.