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Joshua Kaufman serves as the director of the Office of Evaluation and Impact Assessment in USAID’s U.S. Global Development Lab. Prior to joining the Lab, Kaufman served as deputy director of the Agency’s Office of Innovation and Development Alliances.
Having joined USAID in 1996, Kaufman worked for many years in the Agency’s Center for Democracy, Human Rights and Government, serving in several leadership roles, including the head of the information unit, team leader for global and regional policy, and division chief for strategic planning and research.
From 2011 to 2013, Kaufman served as co-chair of USAID’s policy task team for democracy, human rights and governance (DRG), and led efforts to craft the Agency’s first global strategy for DRG in 19 years.
Kaufman has a Master’s Degree in international affairs from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in politics and peace and conflict studies from Brandeis University.
Last updated: April 17, 2014