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Alix Zwane

Alix Zwane is Chief Executive Officer at GIF. She has 20 years of experience working in the development and environment sectors as a researcher, a strategic advisor on philanthropy, a social entrepreneur and an investor. 

Alix has worked at the intersection of the evidence and innovation agendas from a diverse set of posts. She was the first employee and Executive Director at Evidence Action, a non-profit that develops service delivery models to scale evidence-based programs. Under Alix’s leadership, Evidence Action catalyzed SBD for hundreds of millions of children, and safe drinking water for millions of people in four countries. Alix has also advocated for evidence-based philanthropy at the Gates Foundation and Google.org, where she designed and developed strategy to support new public service models that work for the poor.

Alix also generates evidence, and has published in Science, PNAS, the QJE and elsewhere. She holds a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.