New DfID chief plans aid for trade, and Rio hopes for the best: This week in development news

The 2016 Olympic Games kick off in Brazil, a Chinese billionaire wants to use Bitcoin technology to make charitable giving more transparent, and U.K. aid-watchers greet the new DfID chief with mixed reviews. 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.