From the coffee shops in fashionable Farringdon to the busy halls in high-octane Westminster, the BA line at Heathrow to platform 3 at Paddington Station, it’s obvious: A new generation of leaders is shaping the way we look at aid and development.
London has long been the base of a vibrant community of development think-tankers, politicians, advocates and nonprofit folk — as well as one of the most generous bilateral donors, the U.K. government.
Now, at a time when cash-strapped aid groups face increasing public scrutiny, these aid reformers and social entrepreneurs are showing us how to achieve value for money, partner, impact invest and make that online campaign go viral.
“The awardees comprise key international development leaders who are helping to transform the global development agenda – and most importantly, make a difference in the lives of millions around the world,” said Devex President Raj Kumar.
The 40 individuals honored today were chosen by an independent selection committee in an initiative supported by GRM International and founding sponsor Chevron. They are invited to a reception hosted by The Milken Institute Monday (Oct. 17).
Here are the Devex London 40 Under 40 International Development Leaders in London:
Rushanara Ali, member of Parliament and shadow minister for international development
Rob Bailey, senior research fellow on energy, environment & resource governance at the Royal Institute of International Affairs
Rachael Barber, head of global community investment at Barclays Corporate Affairs
Rolf Rosenkranz oversees a talented team of in-house journalists, correspondents and guest contributors located around the globe. Since joining Devex in early 2008, Rolf has been instrumental in growing its fledgling news operation into the leading online source for global development news and analysis. Previously, Rolf was managing editor at Inside Health Policy, a subscription-based news service in Washington. He has reported from Africa for the Johannesburg-based Star and its publisher, Independent News & Media, as well as the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, a German daily.
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