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Global Economy and Development

About Global Economy and Development

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.

The Global Economy and Development program is led by Kemal Derviş, who previously served as the head of the United Nations Development Programme and as Turkey’s Secretary of the Treasury. He has also taught at several academic institutions, including Princeton and Columbia universities.

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 also houses the following centers and projects:

Global Staff

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT 
Kemal Derviş – Vice President and Director
Homi Kharas – Co-Director and Senior Fellow

SENIOR MANAGEMENT STAFF
Yvonne Thurman-Dogruer – Director of Administration
Kristina Server – Senior Director of Development and Management
Jacqueline Sharkey – Director of Finance
Merrell Tuck-Primdahl – Director of Communications

MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Sara Coffey – Senior Development Officer
Nicole Collins – Development Coordinator
Aki Nemoto – Senior Financial Manager
Valeriya Ten – Financial Manager
Antwan Brown – Finance Coordinator
Joshua Miller – Communications Associate
Andrea Holcombe – Project Manager
Jordan Bivings – Assistant to the Vice President
Christina Golubski – Assistant Director, AGI
Amy Copley – Research Analyst and Project Coordinator, AGI
Renee McAlpin – Project Manager, CUE
Judy Meehan – Executive Assistant, CUE
Aline Pognonec – Center Assistant, CUE
Tyler Ditmore – Project Coordinator, CUE
Amanda Braga – Project Coordinator and Research Assistant, CUE
Madelyn Swift – Project Coordinator and Research Assistant, DAGI

RESEARCH STAFF 
Karim Foda – Senior Research Associate
Juan Garcia – Senior Research Associate
Caroline Conroy – Research Analyst
Nirav Patel – Research Assistant
Mariama Sow – Research Assistant, AGI
Kate Anderson – Project Director and Associate Fellow, CUE
Izzy Boggild-Jones – Research Analyst, CUE
Lindsay Read – Research Analyst, CUE
Lorenz Noe – Research Analyst, DAGI
Krista Rasmussen – Research Analyst, DAGI
Brina Seidel – Research Assistant, DAGI
Sebastian Strauss – Research Assistant, ESPLA

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