Last week, Good Ventures — Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz's foundation — gave $25 million to GiveDirectly, which transfers cash directly to the poor in Kenya and Uganda. Devex interviewed GiveDirectly co-founder Paul Niehaus about how this money will be spent and how it will enable the nonprofit to build support for direct cash transfers as a new form of global development.

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  • Catherine Cheney

    Catherine Cheney is a Senior Reporter for Devex. She covers the West Coast of the U.S., focusing on the role of technology, innovation, and philanthropy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. And she frequently represents Devex as a speaker and moderator. Prior to joining Devex, Catherine earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University, worked as a web producer for POLITICO and reporter for World Politics Review, and helped to launch NationSwell. Catherine has reported domestically and internationally for outlets including The Atlantic and the Washington Post. Outside of her own reporting, Catherine also supports other journalists to cover what is working, through her work with the Solutions Journalism Network.