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Jeffrey Brown is the Chief Executive Officer of Evidence Action. He is responsible for the strategic leadership and oversight of Evidence Action’s evidence-based approach to scaling up development interventions to millions of people.
Prior, Brown was interim CEO of the Global Innovation Fund, a $200M venture fund that finds, tests, and scales cost-effective solutions to the biggest international development challenges. He previously served as the Managing Director of USAID's Development Innovation Ventures.
Jeff’s earlier career focused on the evaluation and oversight of large international development portfolios while in positions at the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. He has also worked for the Federal Reserve and been an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University.
He holds an MPA in International Development from Harvard University and an MA in Economics from Brown University.
Anne Healy leads Development Innovation Ventures at the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Development Lab. She has worked across the private, public, and social sectors on evidence and innovation in government and international development, including at Innovations for Poverty Action, McKinsey & Co., and the U.S. State Department. @AnneHHealy
Svetha Janumpalli is the Founder & CEO of New Incentives. With a background in impact evaluation and field research, Svetha brought policy makers, development researchers, and government partners together to create cost-effective cash transfer programs that save the lives of newborns and mothers in Nigeria.
Vice President, Communications and Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development
At CGD we believe changing policy is the best way to do good. We work to change the policies, practices and perspectives of rich countries and powerful institutions to help make the world more prosperous, equitable and just for all. We are always looking for others passionate about our approach to effective altruism. Come and say hi if that's you!
Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. He specializes in applied ethics and approaches ethical issues from a secular, preference utilitarian perspective. Singer is well-known for his book, Animal Liberation, a canonical text in animal rights/liberation theory. From 2005 on, Singer has also held the part-time position of Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.
Timothy has been working to strengthen GiveWell since the organization moved to San Francisco at the beginning of 2013. He had previously tried his hand earning to give, fundraising, lobbying Congress, and writing for a state-policy oriented think tank. Timothy graduated from Stanford University in 2006 with a BS and MS in Earth Systems.