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George Ingram
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Senior Vice President, AED

Mr. Ingram served from 2005-2009 as the founding director of the Education Policy and Data Center, a think tank working to improve the use of evidenced-based education policies in developing countries. From 2001-2004 he served as the founding director of the Basic Education Coalition, a group of 20 development organizations that advocates for greater priority for basic education in development programs. He began his professional career as senior staff member of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs (1973-1994), responsible for international economic and development issues. Subsequently, he served as Vice President of Citizens Democracy Corps and then as the Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development, with primary responsibility for U.S. assistance programs in the former Soviet Union.

He serves on several non-profit boards, including chairing the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (a consortium of over 400 corporations and NGOs that promotes great engagement and resources for U.S. international affairs activities), the US Advisory Council for Publish What You Fund (a global campaign for aid transparency) and co-chairing the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (an alliance of development experts from think tanks, development practitioners, and former government policy makers who have mobilized around a series of recommendations to modernize US foreign assistance structures and policies).

He holds a BA from the University of North Carolina, a master’s from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
(gingram@aed.org)

Blog Entries by George Ingram

Aid Transparency: Will Obama and Romney Walk the Walk?

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2012 | 12:20 PM

In an era when people empowered by technology demand transparency and accountability from public institutions, foreign assistance must keep pace with trends toward greater openness and participation. After all, millions of dollars are at stake, and decisions concerning the allocation of those resources impact communities across the globe. Because assistance...

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Applause for Chairman Berman's New Foreign Aid Legislation

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2010 | 11:35 AM

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Howard Berman (D-CA) and his staff recently released a working draft of new legislation authorizing U.S. foreign assistance. This is a major step toward building a 21st-century approach and apparatus for promoting development, which President Obama's first National Security Strategy (NSS) called a "moral, strategic, and...

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Aid Reform Within Reach: Time for the President to Lead

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2010 | 2:53 PM

Since the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA) was signed by President Kennedy in the first decade of the Cold War, the American foreign aid system has yet to undergo a major overhaul, despite various attempts and a vastly changed world. In the last few weeks, however, we have come...

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