WHO's shortlist and Trump's early actions: This week in development news

U.S. global health policies took a hard turn to the right, the World Health Organization narrowed the field in a critical leadership contest, and the AIIB sent another signal that global development’s center of gravity is shifting East. 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.