Chemonics lands in London

A view of London. Photo by: Maureen Barlin / CC BY-NC-ND

LONDON — The United States’ biggest development contractor, Chemonics, has landed in London, United Kingdom, in the hopes of winning more contracts from the Department for International Development and Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

The American development giant, which employs 5,000 staff across 100 countries, looks set to shake things up for British aid contractors, a number of which have been left reeling after DFID introduced tough reforms to crack down on “profiteering,” cronyism, and unethical behavior.

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    Sophie Edwards

    Sophie Edwards is a Reporter for Devex based in London covering global development news including global education, water and sanitation, innovative financing, the environment along with other topics. 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.