Founded in 2006, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. With a long-term vision of strong, sustainable, and balanced growth for a prosperous world, the program undertakes high-quality research, identifies target audiences and policy opportunities, and shares its findings to inform new policy solutions.

Our interdisciplinary team of experts draws on the core strengths of Brookings—authoritative, independent, and nonpartisan research, a depth of practical expertise, and unparalleled convening power—to focus on two main areas:

  • Strengthening the drivers of sustainable growth
  • Leaving no one behind

The program houses the following centers and projects:

Global also organizes the Brookings Blum Roundtable, an annual forum for global leaders, entrepreneurs and practitioners to discuss innovative ideas and advance groundbreaking initiatives to alleviate global poverty.

Global Staff

Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly – Vice President and Director
Wafa Abedin – Research and Administrative Assistant to the Vice President and Director

Esther Rosen – Director of Communications
Kristina Server – Managing Director

Jeannine Ajello – Senior Digital Media Manager
Akilah Allen – Senior Project Manager, CUE
Drew Badolato – Senior Program Manager
Nica Basuel – Senior Project Manager, CUE
Daniel Bicknell – Senior Project Manager, CSD
Alexandra Bracken – Assistant Director, CSD
Grace Cannon – Senior Project Manager, CUE
Erin Clements – Development Officer
Mary Conrad – Development Coordinator
Molly Curtiss Wyss – Senior Project Manager and Senior Research Analyst, CUE
Maya Elliott – Senior Project Coordinator and Research Analyst, CUE
Shrijana Khanal – Senior Project Coordinator, CSD
Max Lieblich – Senior Project Coordinator and Research Analyst, CUE
Lorenna Maysonet – Project Manager, CUE
Juanita Morales – Project Coordinator and Research Assistant, CUE
Brigette Novak – Senior Financial Manager
Nicole Ntungire – Assistant Director, AGI
Tracy Olson – Project Coordinator and Research Assistant, CUE
Sarah Osborne – Center Manager, CUE
Elyse Painter – Senior Project Coordinator and Research Assistant, CUE
Samantha Panetta – Finance and Operations Coordinator
Sophie Partington – Project Coordinator and Research Assistant, CUE
Robert Perez – Assistant Director of Finance
Katherine Portnoy – Senior Communications Manager, CUE
Alexa Pust – Development Officer
Junjie Ren – Communications Manager
Wynne Salinas – Center Assistant, CUE
Ian Seyal – Senior Project Manager and Senior Research Analyst
Angela Shields – Senior Project Manager, CSD
Izzy Taylor – Communications Coordinator
Zoe Swarzenski – Project Manager and Policy Analyst, CSD

Maricarmen Barron Esper – Research Analyst
Rohan Carter-Rau – Senior Research Assistant, CUE
Sakshee Chawla – Research Analyst and Project Manager
Alexandria Cordero – Research Analyst and Project Coordinator
Sakinatou Djantchiemo – Research Analyst, AGI
Chris Heitzig – Senior Research Analyst and Project Manager, AGI
Diego Marroquín Bitar – Senior Research Analyst
Laura Nora – Senior Research Analyst, CUE
Odera Onyechi – Research Analyst, CSD
Allyson Parco – Research Analyst, CUE
Charlotte Rivard – Research Analyst, CSD
Atenea Rosado-Viurques – Senior Research Analyst, CUE
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