Teresa Welsh


Teresa Welsh is a reporter with Devex based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Devex, Teresa wrote about Latin America from McClatchy's Washington Bureau and covered foreign affairs for U.S. News and World Report. She worked as 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.

Latest Articles

World at risk of losing control of HIV and AIDS epidemic, PEPFAR architect says
25 Apr 2018

The HIV and AIDS epidemic could become uncontained if current funding trends continue, warned one of the founding architects of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

MCC can now sign regional compacts, expanding influence of infrastructure projects
23 Apr 2018

The Millennium Challenge Corporation can now make regional compacts, a move the organization says will allow it to better maximize resources and results by investing in projects that can benefit multiple countries at once.

Exclusive: US to avoid 'large-scale reconstruction efforts' in future, SAR says
23 Apr 2018

The United States government will avoid "large-scale reconstruction efforts" in the future, according to a copy of the multidepartment Stabilization Assistance Review obtained by Devex. The study also suggests a new approach to stabilization in conflict areas that seeks to maximize the value of U.S. taxpayer dollars and press international partners to pay their fair share.

Delay elections in favor of power-sharing agreements in fragile states, David Cameron says
20 Apr 2018

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is arguing that the international development community must completely rethink the way it approaches fragile states to ensure reforms take hold and such countries do not plunge back into instability. That could include slowing down the holding of elections.

Aid workers must step up to stop ISIS discrimination in IDP camps
17 Apr 2018

Humanitarians working in internally displaced people camps in Iraq have a role to play in helping stop the persecution and exploitation of women and children suspected of having ties to the Islamic State group, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

USAID, State, and DOD to release first-ever Stabilization Assistance Review
16 Apr 2018

The Trump administration is releasing the first of its kind interagency review of United States overseas involvement that creates a framework for how the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, and Department of Defense can coordinate their efforts to streamline diplomacy, aid, and military operations around the world to maximize resources and results.

Colombia conducts census of Venezuelan refugees as crisis deepens
16 Apr 2018

The Colombian government is undertaking a campaign to count the number of Venezuelan migrants who have fled their country’s collapse to get a sense of who has crossed the border and what services they need, so it can best cater to a wave of people flooding into its eastern departments.

Former DCA head warns of perils of spinning agency into new US Development Finance Corporation
10 Apr 2018

A former head of the Development Credit Authority cautioned that the proposed new Development Finance Corporation could end up jeopardizing the efficiency and ultimate success of current U.S. development lending institutions — if restructuring is not handled properly.

Q&A: Exxon's DuCharme on how to get women involved in supply chains
10 Apr 2018

Linda DuCharme, president of Exxon’s Global Services Company, recently sat down with Devex to explain why working with women-owned businesses benefits the company’s bottom line — and does social good. She explained how she is hoping to boost the involvement of women in the oil giant's huge global supply chain.

IRC's Miliband warns Yemen crisis could worsen as access woes deepen
6 Apr 2018

IRC boss David Miliband has warned things could get even worse in conflict-hit Yemen as humanitarian groups continue to be stymied by access issues. Seventy-nine percent of the population is now in need of humanitarian aid and 9.3 million people are being denied life-saving health services to which they have the right under international law.