Our audience

Devex is an influential network of over 1 million professionals — from top leadership to the front lines - who are dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals


  • 1 million+ global development professionals visit each month
  • 500,000+ newsletter subscribers
  • 250,000+ in-person and online event attendees each year


  • 54% of readers take action based on Devex content
  • Devex content raised in US Congress, U.K. & European Parliaments, U.N. General Assembly
  • Official media partners for World Bank/IMF, OECD, WEF, U.N.


  • 1.5x industry standard newsletter open rates
  • 4x industry standard advertising CTR
  • 5x industry standard time on page for custom content

Our readers include:

More than


bilateral and multilateral aid agency officials

More than


U.N. officials

More than


U.S. Government officials

and thousands of CEOs and other leaders of major corporations, foundations, and international NGOs.

Leaders in government and policy count on Devex

We regularly engage with U.S. Members of Congress, White House officials, U.K. MPs, European Commissioners, Heads of UN Agencies, World Bank officials and many others.

Melinda French Gates

Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director General, World Health Organization

Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Trevor Noah

The Trevor Noah Foundation

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Director General, World Trade Organization

Corey Booker

U.S. Senator

Ajay Banga

President, World Bank Group

Amina J. Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

John N. Nkengasong

Global AIDS Coordinator and former Africa CDC

Cindy McCain

Executive Director, World Food Programme

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

Former President of Kenya

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Former President of Liberia

Ways you can partner with us

Reach our unique audience through events, advertising & custom content, and surveys & special reports


Each year Devex hosts more than 100 meaningful in-person and virtual events on issues that matter.

Be part of the news at Devex summits

Whether at UNGA, Davos, Devex World, COP, or WHA, Devex reporters are on the front lines of major global events bringing the stories to our audience. At our in-person summits, policy-makers and other influencers engage with our reporters on stage to break news and give us their thoughts on the issues of the day. And our partners are right there with them breaking their own news and influencing the development agenda.

Drive the conversation through custom events

Our partners are leaders in the issues, and our in-person and virtual custom events give them the opportunity to showcase that. We’ll co-create an event with your goals and audience in mind — tying our editorial and event expertise to your subject matter leadership — to get your issue in front of the right people.

Read the case study

As COVID-19 spread to low-and middle-income countries with limited health budgets and a lack of resources, datasets can help determine the most urgent needs of specific communities or groups in this time of crisis, such as those of women and girls. However, many organizations and governments lack the resources and skills needed to be truly data driven.

From May to July 2020, Devex and one of the world largest technology companies partnered on a series of 10 virtual events, aiming at building capacity at government agencies, donors and development implementing organizations whether private sector, international organizations or grassroots NGOs.

In total, our joint series reached around 5 million people, with 75,000 people engaging with the microsite directly and close to 10,000 stakeholders participating in the events. A wide range of organizations also participated in the event including professionals from CIFF, IFRC, Asian Development Bank, WFP, CAF Development Bank of Latin America, UNDP, UNIDO, UNAIDS, Palladium, Christian Aid, Gavi, IFC, Malala Fund, Global Affairs Canada, USAID, FAO, Heartland Alliance, Cardno, Save the Children, Fondation Chanel, The Gates Foundation, Women Deliver, WHO and many others who joined the series from over 100 countries worldwide.

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2Advertising & custom content

Advertise on Devex alongside our compelling news coverage.

Reach key decision-makers through advertising

World leaders and global development professionals are reading our news, and you can position yourself next to that through advertising on our website, newsletters, or social media platforms.

Tell your story through custom content

Our partners have a story to tell, and we help them tell it well. Sponsored content — op-eds, Q&As, feature articles, and visual stories — can be used to connect with the right audience and impact your issue.

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A global trade association had launched a new ground-breaking index. And they wanted to make sure the right people knew about it, so they came to Devex to help do just that.

Over the course of the partnership, we created 3 original sponsored content pieces about the index and issues covered and advertised the index on our website and must-read newsletter to make our audience aware of the index and how to best use it.

Through these activities, we reached over 3 million people including many of the leading stakeholder groups and were responsible for nearly 300,000 clicks to the index and associated content.

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3Surveys & special reports

Want to understand how global development professionals’ view an issue or your own organization? Devex will ask them for you.

Inform your strategy through survey research

Leverage survey research to understand how key partners, clients and stakeholders perceive your organization and work. We don’t just tell you what we think, but we tell you what they think — your strengths, weaknesses, position in the marketplace and much more.

Lead the conversation through a special report

The world is complicated, and one opinion alone isn’t enough to solve an issue, and decision-makers know this. But if hundreds of experts around the world are giving their ideas, that’s hard to ignore. A survey-based special report can build real insights that can help drive a conversation forward.

Read the case study

Digital financial inclusion is one of the most important ways to promote more effective development around the world. Devex partnered with one of the world’s largest financial institutions to learn from the people most impacted and bring fresh insights to those financing and influencing the issue.

Devex's access to a vast number of global, regional and national practitioners and decision-makers made it the perfect fit for the task. Our partner wanted to gain insights and engage those actively implementing it on the ground. They saw in Devex strong connective tissue among different groups, the ability to provide quality, forward-looking research and a global platform to promote ideas and engage audiences.

Devex created a report that captured the perspective of practitioners, policymakers and funders through an online survey including more than a thousand experts, in-depth interviews and two high-level workshops. We launched the report in the margins of the 77th U.N. General Assembly, at a Devex event bringing wide visibility. Tens of thousands of Devex audience members engaged with the report and its accompanying Devex articles.

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Our partners


of the Global 50 largest corporations


of the 10 largest grant-making foundations


of the 15 largest implementing NGOs


of the top 10 USAID implementing partners


of the top 10 FCDO contractors


of the top 10 DG INTPA contractors

What our partners say

"During a period of extraordinary progress, Devex has established itself as an essential resource to the global development community."

Julia Gillard

Former prime minister of Australia and current Chair of Wellcome Trust

"Thanks to Devex. This is the best, edgiest, most interesting forum here in New York. I’m really grateful. I subscribe to many journalistic outputs, nothing is more valuable than Devex."

Andrew Steer

President and CEO, Bezos Earth Fund

"Based on my experience at SXSW, the return on investment for a partnership with Devex is quite high. We had access to the exact audience we were hoping for, both online via the livestream, and well as in-person in Austin. It would be really difficult, maybe impossible, for an NGO to get that audience's attention on their own."

Polly Thatch

Director, Public Resource Innovation, Food for the Hungry

"I do want to wish you and the Devex team a massive congratulations on what you have achieved and contributed over the last 20 years. In my relatively short time in this arena I have quickly come to appreciate the vital role you play. Well done!"

Peter Sands

Executive Director, The Global Fund

"We really appreciated our most recent partnership with Devex around increasing private sector engagement in LDCs. The events, sponsored content and newsletters were great ways to reach the right people - together they played a big role in our goal of learning from and mobilizing the community on the topic. And a special shout-out to the Devex team, who were wonderful to work with and kept the partnership on track, focused and enjoyable."

Aimee Riordan

Senior Communications Manager, Public Affairs, Microsoft

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