UK aid localization and a 'fast track' for the HIV fight: This week in development news

United Nations member states adopt “fast track” benchmarks to achieve an HIV and AIDS-free generation. British policymakers consider the role of for-profit contractors in delivering foreign assistance, and relief organizations look for pathways to Syria’s besieged cities. 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.

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