Nancy Birdsall

Nancy Birdsall is founding president of the Center for Global Development. From 1993 to 1998 she served as executive vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank. Before that she worked fourteen years in research, policy, and management positions at the World Bank, including as director of the Policy Research Department. Prior to launching the Center, she served for three years as senior associate and director of the Economic Reform Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where her work focused on globalization, inequality, and the reform of the international financial institutions. Birdsall is the author, co-author, or editor of more than a dozen books and many scholarly articles. Her most recent publications include Cash on Delivery: A New Approach to Foreign Aid and New Ideas on Development after the Financial Crisis, the latter co-edited with Francis Fukuyama. Her writing has appeared in dozens of U.S. and Latin American newspapers and periodicals.