Neil Buddy Shah

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Neil Buddy Shah

2012 Global Fellow
Founder of IDinsight with Esther Wang

Neil Buddy Shah 2012 Global Fellow

Bold Idea 

Ensure the effectiveness of international development programs by providing project managers with tools for effective evaluation.

Summary 

Through client-centered, rigorous field experiments, IDinsight helps governments, NGOs, foundations, and social businesses generate and use evidence to improve social impact. 

Experience 

Dr. Neil Buddy Shah is the CEO of IDinsight and provides significant evaluation, policy, and management expertise.

Buddy has overseen IDinsight engagements in governance, health, sanitation, education and finance across Africa and Asia. He has worked previously at the World Bank’s Governance and Public Sector Reform Unit and MIT’s Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).

Buddy holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University, an MD with special distinction in global health policy from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and an MPA in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard Kennedy School.

Buddy has represented IDinsight as an Echoing Green Fellow, a Rainer Arnhold Fellow, and one of Forbes’ top “30 under 30” social entrepreneurs.

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