Remember the not-too-distant past, before the advent of the Internet, before aid effectiveness and coordination became the talk of the town? When information was hard to come by and it took days — or worse — to gather information about an issue, country, organization or person of interest?

Devex was born because of that unsustainable reality, with the goal of connecting you with information, people and ideas, enabling you to have more impact for more people.

Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in our coverage of the news you need to make a difference: We’re relaunching the Newswire, the most comprehensive daily breaking newsletter in the industry.

We’ve modernized the design, sure, but it’s really the content that is different. We’re not just aggregating the top relief and development headlines from more than 1,000 leading news sources, blogs and opinion leaders every day, providing you with a comprehensive, concise and easy-to-read source of insight and inspiration. We’re also analyzing and covering the news ourselves, often live and on the ground.

Every day, our team of global development journalists selects up to 10 stories (and countless more headlines) we think you should be aware of. And, as always, we focus on the information you need to do your job, the details that you can’t find in any other media outlet, and we invite you to share your thoughts and share our coverage with your friends and colleagues.

If you haven’t subscribed to our Newswire yet, try it out — it’s free.

What you’ll find is that it’s become so much easier to stay up-to-date on what’s really happening in international development. You’ll get the latest industry buzz, trends and opinions on some of the world’s most pressing challenges, from climate change and crisis response to the reduction of poverty and disease — and learn how to stay involved — with one click of a button.

About the author

  • Rolf Rosenkranz

    Rolf Rosenkranz oversees a talented team of in-house journalists, correspondents and guest contributors located around the globe. Since joining Devex in early 2008, Rolf has been instrumental in growing its fledgling news operation into the leading online source for global development news and analysis. Previously, Rolf was managing editor at Inside Health Policy, a subscription-based news service in Washington. He has reported from Africa for the Johannesburg-based Star and its publisher, Independent News & Media, as well as the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, a German daily.