Douglas Glandon

Email: dglandon(at)3ieimpact(dot)org

Chief - Strategic Initiatives

Douglas Glandon

Douglas guides and implements 3ie's strategic direction, with an emphasis on technical innovation and efficient, high-quality delivery of services to our partners. He also heads 3ie strategic initiatives, including in data innovations, cost evidence, and training. As Leader of Methods Development, he guides the organization in updating and enhancing 3ie methods and approaches for generating timely, policy-responsive, rigorous evidence to inform international development policy, programming, and investments. Working directly with 3ie's evidence partners, Douglas also designs, leads, and quality assures impact evaluations, evidence syntheses, and complementary analytical outputs, including portfolios of work with bilateral, multilateral and philanthropic partners. Douglas is particularly interested in the intersection of data science and econometrics and measuring the costs and effectiveness of complex and multi-sectoral programs.

Douglas has over fifteen years of experience in health systems, governance and financing, strategic and operational planning, organizational development, and evaluation in low-and middle-income countries (L&MICs). In prior roles, Douglas served as an advisor to the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services for strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning. He also served as a Strategy Lead for USAID's flagship project, Health Systems 20/20, where he oversaw the collection, analysis, and policy translation of health expenditure data to guide national health financing reform in L&MICs. Douglas has done quantitative and qualitative fieldwork in over 18 countries in Africa, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Douglas has a PhD in Health Systems from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a Master’s in Public Health from the Tufts University School of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Community Health from Tufts University.