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Neil Buddy Shah

Advisory Board Member

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Neil Buddy Shah is the Managing Director of GiveWell, a research and funding organization that directs hundreds of millions of dollars per year to cost-effective programs in global health and development. He was previously the CEO and co-founder of IDinsight, a global data analytics, research and advisory organization that helps governments, NGOs and foundations maximize their social impact using data and evidence. He has also worked at the World Bank and MIT’s Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

Buddy holds an AB in economics from Harvard, an MD with special distinction in global health policy from Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and an MPA in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, has served as visiting faculty for Harvard Kennedy School’s executive education program, and is a former Echoing Green Fellow and Forbes’ 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur.