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Taylor Downs

2012 Global Fellow
Founder of Vera Solutions

Taylor Downs 2012 Global Fellow

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Harness technology to make social impact organizations more effective and efficient by improving their monitoring, evaluation, and management capabilities.


With simple mobile data capture and cloud-based systems that automatically analyze and feed-back key programmatic information to staff at all levels, Vera's monitoring & evaluation applications bring data to life—changing the way development organizations make decisions.


Taylor is changing the way development organizations make decisions. He is a 2014 Rainer Arnhold Fellow, a 2012 Echoing Green Fellow, a 2012 Dasra Social Entrepreneur and a certified Salesforce Developer. Before co-founding Vera, he lived in Southern Africa while working for a major public-health implementer and consulting on intervention design and training with over a dozen NGOs around the world. He holds a BA in Religious Studies from Amherst College.

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