Teresa Welsh has reported from more than 10 countries and is currently based in Washington, D.C. Her coverage focuses on Latin America; U.S. foreign assistance policy; fragile states; food systems and nutrition; and refugees and migration. Prior to joining Devex, Teresa worked at McClatchy's Washington Bureau and covered foreign affairs for U.S. News and World Report. She was a reporter in Colombia, where she previously lived teaching English. Teresa earned bachelor of arts degrees in journalism and Latin American studies from the University of Wisconsin.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's "States of Fragility 2020" report shows dismal progress on the SDGs, as COVID-19 threatens further backsliding that can be slowed only with effective ODA.
If presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins the U.S. presidential election in November, he will be met with a Northern Triangle in crisis. It will not be the first time the former vice president has considered how to approach challenges in the region.