Ruth Levine, PhD, is Chief Executive Officer of IDinsight, a global advisory, data analytics, and research organization. Dr Levine, a development economist and expert in international development, global health and education, was a policy fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University between 2019-2020. Between 2011-1019, she served as the director of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Global Development and Population programme.
Before joining the Hewlett Foundation, Dr Levine was a deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning at the US Agency for International Development. In that role, she led the development of the agency’s evaluation policy.
Previously, Dr Levine spent nearly a decade at the Center for Global Development, an international policy research institute in Washington, DC. There, she served as a senior fellow and vice president for programmes and operations.
Dr Levine is the author or co-author of several books and professional publications, including “When Will We Ever Learn? Improving Lives through Impact Evaluation,” which led to the creation of 3ie, and "Making Markets for Vaccines: Ideas to Action," which led to the development of the first Advance Market Commitment.
Dr Levine holds a BS in biochemistry from Cornell University and a PhD in economic demography from Johns Hopkins University.