Welcome to my blog! You may know that I was for many years a fellow at the Center for Global Development, where I blogged a lot. Last year, after two decades of self-direction at think tanks (including time at the Worldwatch Institute), I concluded that I needed to do something new in order to grow. So I joined a new policy analysis team at the Gates Foundation. In the end, the fit proved too difficult. But the experience was positive in many ways.
One thing I liked was working directly with decisionmakers, allowing my agenda to be shaped more immediately by theirs. Their need to know gave my work impetus. And that is why I have decided to freelance as a policy consultant: I will continue to invite others to set my agenda, in order to learn from, and gain inspiration from, the challenges and choices they face.
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