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Ruth Levine, PhD, is the Chief Executive Officer of IDinsight, a global advisory, data analytics, and research organization.

A development economist and expert in international development, global health,and education, Dr. Levine was a policy fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University between 2019 and 2020. Between 2011 and 2019, she served as the director of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Global Development and Population Program. Before joining the Hewlett Foundation, Dr. Levine was a deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning at the US Agency for International Development. In that role, she led the development of the agency’s evaluation policy. Before that, she spent nearly a decade at the Center for Global Development, where she served as a senior fellow and vice president for programs and operations.

Dr. Levine is the author or co-author of several books and professional publications, including When Will We Ever Learn? Improving Lives through Impact Evaluation, which led to the creation of 3ie, and Making Markets for Vaccines: Ideas to Action, which led to the development of the first Advance Market Commitment. Dr. Levine did her undergraduate work at Cornell University and holds a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.

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