Deanna Ford

Deanna Ford

Director, Evidence for Policy Design Center for International Development
Deanna  Ford

Deanna Ford is the Director of Evidence for Policy Design, where she leads partnership development, strategic planning and oversight of program operations. Her work focuses on strategies and initiatives for increasing the use of empirical evidence in the design of public policy and development programs. Deanna also currently directs Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) Harvard, a three-year program being implemented by EPoD in collaboration with a number of research and policy institutions in India and Pakistan with funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to increase use of data and evidence in policy decision-making.

Deanna spent two years at the International Monetary Fund and has also worked for Agora Partnerships, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Center for Research on Children in the U.S. She currently serves on the board of directors of Fabretto Children’s Foundation and founded the Nica HOPE Project of Fabretto. Deanna completed her Master of Public Policy at Georgetown University in 2007 and her BA in economics at Princeton University in 2003.

Contact Information

John F. Kennedy School of Government
Rubenstein - 312
Mailbox 46
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-7638