Former US disaster chief says White House 'credibility' key to international crisis response

The former U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance director said the White House and National Security Council staff play a critical "process management" role that sets the tone for international response.

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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.