President Obama takes 'victory lap' at global development summit

At the White House Summit on Global Development, the president said development must remain a fundamental pillar of American foreign policy, and he reminded a room full of "do-gooders" that it takes a long time to achieve difficult things.

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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.