For aid to Ethiopia's autistic, the numbers don't add up

In Ethiopia, support for autistic children is sparse. The few organizations that do provide services face a difficult paradox: Students require highly individualized, focused attention and low staff-to-child ratios, while most donors want to see big beneficiary numbers before they agree to give funding. A feature by Devex's Michael Igoe.

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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.

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