Neil Buddy Shah

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Dr. Neil Buddy Shah is the CEO of IDinsight and provides significant evaluation, policy, and management expertise.

Buddy has overseen IDinsight engagements in governance, health, sanitation, education and finance across Africa and Asia. He has worked previously at the World Bank’s Governance and Public Sector Reform Unit and MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).

Buddy holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University, an MD with special distinction in global health policy from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and an MPA in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard Kennedy School.

Buddy is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has also represented IDinsight as an Echoing Green Fellow, a Rainer Arnhold Fellow, and one of Forbes’ top “30 under 30” social entrepreneurs.

Divya Sooryakumar