Our countdown: 2014's top 10 development finance stories

Devex lists the top 10 development finance stories of 2014.

At the beginning of the year, we wondered whether Australia would keep its foreign aid commitments under the new conservative government, if China would really walk the talk on setting up a new infrastructure development bank for Asia-Pacific, or how U.S. President Barack Obama would make his ambitious development assistance reform agenda happen.

Now it’s time to examine these questions, and look into how donors responded to the many unexpected and often complex development challenges that have emerged over the past year.

In this video report, Devex senior analyst Lorenzo Piccio discusses the main development finance stories of 2014, a year few expected to produce the scale, complexity and sheer number of development challenges donors would have to deal with — from the Ukraine crisis to the Ebola epidemic.

Watch the above clip for our top ten countdown and read the full analysis here.

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    Carlos Santamaria

    Carlos is a former associate editor for breaking news in Devex's Manila-based news team. He joined Devex after a decade working for international wire services Reuters, AP, Xinhua, EFE ,and Philippine social news network Rappler in Madrid, Beijing, Manila, New York, and Bangkok. During that time, he also covered natural disasters on the ground in Myanmar and Japan.

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