How the US State Department engages the private sector in refugee crisis response

The United States government made both quiet and public pushes to engage the private sector in refugee crisis response in 2016. Devex recently sat down with the special representative for commercial and business affairs at U.S. Department of State to discuss how he's made the case for companies to engage on refugee issues and what’s ahead as the administration changes.

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  • Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.