Sopko: 'Independence' key to SIGAR's success

    SIGAR chief and U.S. aid watchdog John Sopko has provoked his fair share of criticism. We sat down with him for a video interview in our Washington, D.C. studio to hear what he's learned after two years on the job.

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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.