Doctors Without Borders is out, and Cate Blanchett is in: This week in development news

In the face of a broken humanitarian system, one group wants more than “a fig-leaf of good intentions.” Malaysia’s corruption scandal calls development donations into question, and water scarcity threatens global economic growth. This week in development news.

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  • Michael Igoe

    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.