Davos has its detractors, including some in our community. But as business and world leaders gather in the Swiss ski town this week, it's remarkable how much we — the global development and humanitarian community — need the World Economic Forum's annual meeting. This year especially. Here's why, writes Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar.

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  • Raj Kumar

    Raj Kumar is the Founding President and Editor-in-Chief at Devex, the media platform for the global development community. He is a media leader and former humanitarian council chair for the World Economic Forum and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His work has led him to more than 50 countries, where he has had the honor to meet many of the aid workers and development professionals who make up the Devex community. He is the author of the book "The Business of Changing the World," a go-to primer on the ideas, people, and technology disrupting the aid industry.