Sarah Jane Staats
Director of policy outreach, Center for Global Development
Sarah Jane Staats is the director of policy outreach at the Center for Global Development. Sarah Jane is responsible for engaging the development policy community—especially senior staff in the U.S. Congress, the administration and policy experts in leading development advocacy NGOs—in the Center’s research and other programs. She ensures that the Center’s research and analysis is readily available to these and other influential audiences to increase CGD’s impact and influence.
Sarah Jane also regularly briefs the Center’s experts on policy opportunities and ideas from the development policy community and helps shape the Center’s products so they are timely and relevant to current policy debates. She facilitates congressional testimony from the Center’s experts and supports the Center’s communications team in reaching other external audiences through an innovative online presence.
Sarah Jane previously worked at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO); at InterAction, a coalition of 160 U.S.-based development and humanitarian NGOs; and with the ONE Campaign.