Anne Healy .
Chief Innovation Officer, Evidence Action
Anne Healy is the Chief Innovation Officer at Evidence Action, a global development organization dedicated to scaling cost-effective interventions backed by rigorous evidence. In this role, she leads the organization’s efforts to “incubate for scale” promising, evidence-based innovations through a process of designing, prototyping, testing, and delivering measurably impactful, cost-effective programs that are ready for implementation at scale by Evidence Action and our partners.
Before joining Evidence Action, Anne led Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) at the Global Development Lab of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). DIV is USAID’s venture capital-inspired, tiered, evidence-based innovation fund that invests comparatively small amounts in relatively unproven concepts and continues to support and scale only those that prove they work.
Anne has worked across the private, public, and social sectors on evidence and innovation in government and international development, helping to launch the Innovations for Poverty Action operation in Kenya; advising companies, government, and philanthropies as a consultant at McKinsey & Co.; advising the former Deputy Secretary at the U.S. State Department as an Obama Administration appointee; and, serving on the board of IDinsight.
She has a JD and a Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard and a BA from Princeton.