RTI International on development challenges (and opportunities) in East Africa

Mubita Lifwatila of RTI International discusses development challenges (and opportunities) in East Africa. Join Devex to see the full clip.
Mubita Lifwatila of RTI International discusses development challenges — and opportunities — in East Africa.

East Africa is one of the most dynamic regions on the planet. Cities and economies are growing. Local business leaders are emerging, while international corporations are eager to invest in a region rich in resources, creativity and markets.

Still, East Africa — and countries on the Horn of Africa in particular — face enormous development challenges. Foreign aid continues to fill a vital gap in funding for social services, and international organizations are key to delivering those services effectively, efficiently and in a way that ensures their impacts persist beyond the lifetime of any one project.

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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.