The UNDP's take on the humanitarian-development nexus and #WHS16

The stakes are high for the World Humanitarian Summit — and not everyone believes they can be met. Devex spoke with Izumi Nakamitsu, director of the United Nations Development Program's Crisis Response Unit to learn about UNDP's biggest priorities for Istanbul.

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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.