Despite its isolation, Cuba has fought hunger and poverty successfully through its social protection programs. As it transitions to a more market-based economy, how can development organizations ensure inequality will not increase? Devex traveled to Cuba to get the inside track on the role of NGOs in this fast-changing climate.

About the author

  • Elena L. Pasquini

    Elena Pasquini covers the development work of the European Union as well as various U.N. food and agricultural agencies for Devex News. Based in Rome, she also reports on Italy's aid reforms and attends the European Development Days and other events across Europe. She has interviewed top international development officials, including European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs. Elena has contributed to Italian and international magazines, newspapers and news portals since 1995.