Innovation in Global Development

Wednesday, June 24 &
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
Speakers
Ann Mei Chang

Executive Director, U.S. Gloabl Development Lab, United States Agency for International Development

Presiders

Senior Fellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

This roundtable discussion, “Innovation in Development,” highlights the Global Development Lab at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its current work in development innovation, including with respect to the important role of gender equality in these efforts. Ann Mei Chang, the executive director of the Lab, discusses progress and challenges in transforming global development through science, technology, innovation, and partnerships.

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