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Thursday, September 28 • 2:25pm - 3:10pm
Evidence Use Today in U.S. Foreign Assistance - How Do We Measure Up?

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To what extent are leading U.S. foreign assistance agencies - USAID and the Millennium Challenge Corporation -  currently using data, evidence, and evaluation to invest American taxpayer dollars in what works? According to Results for America - the organization behind Moneyball for Government and the annual Federal Invest in What Works Index - USAID and MCC are among the most “evidence-forward” agencies in the U.S. federal government. Join Results for America and senior evaluation-focused officials from both agencies to learn about the strides each agency has made over the past five years to strengthen its capabilities, policies, processes, and practices for using data, evidence, and evaluation to drive cost-effective delivery of development impact.

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David Medina

Chief Operating Officer & Co-founder, Results for America
David Medina currently serves as the COO and Co-Founder of Results for America. David previously served in the Obama Administration as First Lady Michelle Obama’s deputy chief of staff and as the Peace Corps’ public engagement director. Throughout his career, David has also served as the U.S. Global Leadership... Read More →

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Louise Fox

Chief Economist, USAID
Dr. Louise Fox is USAID’s Chief Economist. In this role, she guides the Agency on economics-based decision making and is responsible for keeping USAID’s economists on the cutting edge of ideas in development economics. Before joining USAID, Dr. Fox served as a Visiting Professor of Development Economic Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and as a consultant in development economics, specializing in employment, labor markets, gender, social service delivery and poverty reduction. Prior to joining UC Berkeley, Dr. Fox had a distinguished career at the World Bank where she advised governments in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe on how to develop, implement, and evaluate effective policies for employment, social security and poverty reduction. Her most recent published work has been on the topics of poverty reduction and inclusive growth, the political economy of poverty reduction, and on employment, labor markets, and labor regulation, all with respect to Sub-Saharan Africa. She has also published in the areas of pension reform, reform of child welfare systems, social protection, public expenditures in the social sectors and poverty reduction, female-headed households and child welfare, stabilization policies and poverty reduction, the social costs of adjustment, and the economic history of poverty and inequality in Brazil. Her most recent book is Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa, published by the World Bank in 2014. Dr. Fox received a... Read More →

Tom Kelly

Vice President, Policy & Evaluation, Millennium Challenge Corporation
As Acting Vice President for the Department of Policy and Evaluation, Thomas Kelly is responsible for the strategic direction and technical oversight of MCC’s Economic Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Policy, and Threshold Program divisions. Previously, Mr. Kelly was the Managing Director for the Threshold Program, Managing Director for Development Policy and the Senior Director for Economic Policy at MCC. Prior to joining MCC, Mr. Kelly was an economic consultant based in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he worked for the World Bank, various United Nations organizations and international NGOs in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and the former Soviet Union. Before beginning his work as an economic advisor, Mr. Kelly was a Fulbright Scholar in Kenya and a member of the Economics Faculty at Middlebury College. Mr. Kelly has also taught at the Universidad... Read More →

Thursday September 28, 2017 2:25pm - 3:10pm
Amphitheater Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

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