Esther Wang

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Esther Wang

2012 Global Fellow
Founder of IDinsight with Neil Buddy Shah

Esther Wang 2012 Global Fellow

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


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


Esther Wang is the Chief Operating Officer and Founding Partner at IDinsight, based in Lusaka, Zambia.

Esther has overseen IDinsight projects in health, sanitation, agriculture, and education across Africa and Asia. She brings consulting and management expertise having worked with Bain & Company, Shokay, TechnoServe and TAMTAM – Together Against Malaria in China, Swaziland, Uganda, and Ghana.

Esther holds bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and Business from the Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.

Esther is also an Echoing Green Fellow and a PopTech Social Innovation Fellow for IDinsight, a Reynolds Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship and George Family Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership.

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