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Katie Laidlaw

Board Chair

“IDinsight teams build genuine relationships both in the field through data collection efforts and at senior government levels as partners to policy leaders. This investment in the outcome through interpersonal connections, as well as by employing highest quality analytics and data science to solve problems, continues to drive my belief in IDi’s ability to transform the development sector.”

Katie Laidlaw is Managing Director of Mission Springs Ventures, an investment firm based in Boston, MA. Previously she built and led business development and operations teams at Palantir Technologies. Katie was also a Consultant with Boston Consulting Group and The Parthenon Group. Katie’s interests include international development, particularly at the intersection of data and agriculture, where she partnered with TechnoServe and USAID on projects in Africa. Her desire to support systemic change in the development sector through evidence-based findings drives her ongoing passion for IDinsight’s mission and future growth. Katie graduated with honors from Duke University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a Zuckerman Fellow and George Leadership Fellow.