For Immediate Release 

Evidence Action Announces Leadership Transition

WASHINGTON, DC – November 14, 2016

Evidence Action’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Brown, has announced that he has resigned from the organization, effective November 21, 2016, to pursue other opportunities. Kanika Bahl, Evidence Action’s Board Chair, will serve as acting CEO. Evidence Action will conduct a global search for a new CEO. 

During Brown’s tenure as CEO, Evidence Action helped developing country governments treat nearly 200 million children for parasitic worms, and provided access to safe water to 4.7 million people. The organization also fortified its financial management capacities to keep up with its nearly tripling in program expenditure during 2015. 

“The Board appreciates the dedication and leadership Jeffrey has shown. He successfully led Evidence Action during a phase of rapid growth, and strengthened our governance and internal capacities, helping to build a stronger foundation for our future,” said Bahl.

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to lead Evidence Action and to work with its staff and partners,” Brown said. “It has been a privilege to see firsthand the significant and measurable impacts Evidence Action has on the well-being of millions of people around the world.”  

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About Evidence Action: Evidence Action scales proven development solutions to benefit millions of people around the world. Evidence Action only implements cost-effective interventions whose efficacy are backed by substantial rigorous evidence; identifies innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms; and develops state-of-the-art scalable operations for implementation.


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