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U.S. Government Special Advisor for Children in Adversity

Rebecca Levy is the U.S. Government Special Advisor for Children in Adversity, as well as the Director of the Inclusive Development Hub within USAID’s Bureau for Inclusive Growth, Partnerships, and Innovation (IPI). As Special Advisor, she leads implementation of the U.S. Government Advancing Protection and Care for Children in Adversity Strategy, focused particularly on promoting early childhood development, ensuring nurturing and protective family care for all children, and preventing violence against children.   

Rebecca has served in numerous roles at USAID, including as a Presidential Management Fellow, working on earthquake response with USAID/Haiti, as the Special Assistant to the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Assistant Administrator, and as an Advisor to the USAID Administrator from 2013-2014. She was also the Director of USAID/Cote d'Ivoire's Economic Growth Office and served as USAID’s Liaison to the African Development Bank from 2014 to 2017. Prior to USAID, she worked on gender equality and women’s empowerment with CARE in Mali, and on child protection issues for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ghana. 

Rebecca received a B.A. in political science from Haverford College and an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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