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Karen Levy

Evidence Action
Director, Global Innovation
Karen Levy is the Director of Global Innovation at Evidence Action. In this role, she leads the organization’s innovation strategy and oversees “Evidence Action Beta”, the department responsible for testing and building a viable path to scale for promising evidence-based interventions. Previously, Karen served as the Regional Director of Deworm the World, providing technical and strategic support to senior government officials for the design, implementation, and monitoring of scaled school-based deworming programs. Kenya’s National School-Based Deworming Program, which Karen built from a randomized controlled evaluation to a national program, now reaches over 6 million children annually. Karen established Innovations for Poverty Action’s country office in Kenya and served as Country Director from 2006-2010. In 1995, Karen co-founded the Tawasal Institute for community development on Kenya’s coast, and was awarded the Echoing Green Fellowship for her leadership as a social entrepreneur.  She received her PhD from the University of London and has lived in Kenya for over 20 years.