The World Bank's sole nominee and North Korea's dire straits: This week in development

Jim Yong Kim locks up the sole nomination for 2017 World Bank president, North Korea appeals for flood relief help, while Priti Patel, the new DfID chief, dials back the rhetoric in her first U.K. parliamentary hearing. This week in development news.

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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.