BY SARAH SASSOON
In a country where cash is king, implementation of digital financial services (DFS) can be difficult. Sarah shares her experience working for a Microfinance non-profit in Amman, Jordan.
BY MAYA GAINER
Mercy Corps’ Vice President of Technical Leadership, Dina Esposito, traces how food assistance in fragile contexts has changed—and where we go from here.
BY SAKSHAM KHOSLA
RAGHURAM RAJAN DESCRIBES THE CHANGING ROLE OF COMMUNITIES, MARKETS, AND THE STATE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY.
BY YIFAN POWERS
The Development Roundtable hosted Dr. Daniel Twining, President of the International Republican Institute, and Ambassador Derek Mitchell, President of the National Democratic Institute, for a discussion on the work of democracy promotion around the world.
BY WILL BURCHELL, JAIYI MA, DYLAN PARKES AND HENRIQUE VICENTE
ANGOLA HAS RECEIVED 42 BILLION USD IN LOANS FROM CHINA SINCE 2005. WHILE THE TERMS OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS ARE CUSTOMARILY UNDISCLOSED IN NATURE, THE HEIGHTENED LEVEL OF SECRECY SURROUNDING CHINESE-ANGOLAN AGREEMENTS HAS RAISED INTERNATIONAL DOUBT THAT THIS DEBT IS SERVICEABLE AND SUSTAINABLE. FOUR IDEV STUDENTS TRAVELED TO ANGOLA FOR A CLOSER LOOK.
BY MAYA GAINER
Women have a crucial role to play in governance at every level. For International Women’s Day, seven women mayors from around the world gathered to discuss the challenge of delivering municipal water and sanitation services.
Dickson Effah, Don Shin, Milena Casabella, and Uyanga (Melody) Tsolmonkhuu travelled to India to identify new and scalable agricultural supply chain technologies for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).
Michelle LeMeur, Deboleena Rakshit ,Olivia Gao and Johan Zambrano traveled to Nepal to explore employment challenges in the country. The team was working with Winrock International.
Khamal Clayton, Alison Decker, Angela Mazimba, and Savannah Newman traveled to Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, Grenada, and Trinidad and Tobago in January 2019 to better understand the cost drivers for scaling up treatment of HIV/AIDS across the Caribbean.