Emily Coppel


Amplifies IDinsight's work through strategic communications to promote evidence-based approaches to development.

Emily Coppel is a Strategic Communications Associate Director at IDinsight, based in the US.

Emily oversees strategic communications at IDinsight where she amplifies its impact by promoting evidence-based approaches to development. She brings ten years of experience in non-profit communications and program management.

Prior to IDinsight, Emily was the Director of Communications for BRAC's US office, where she oversaw communications, outreach, and public fundraising. She created new funding streams to grow its communications team and increased its individual donors by 9x.

Emily has cross-sector experience in health, education, financial inclusion, technology for development, youth empowerment, extreme poverty, humanitarian response, and property rights. She has worked in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri.

Selected Publications

  • “Four Bottom-up Solutions to Strengthen Land Rights in Emerging Markets” (with Tyler Roush). Next Billion, November 20, 2017. (Article)

  • “Financial Inclusion and Resilience: How BRAC's Microfinance Program Recovered from the West Africa Ebola Crisis” (with Hitoishi Chakma, Aissatou Diallo, Rod Dubitsky, Isabel Whisson). Global Delivery Initiative, October, 2017. (Article)

  • “Opinion: How to find a resilient solution to extreme poverty“. Devex, October 17, 2016. (Article)

  • “Supporting Low-Tech Solutions to Global Problems“. NC State University, August 1, 2016. (Article)