David de Ferranti is the President of Results for Development and one of its co-founders.
Previously, David was the Regional Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank, where he was responsible for a $25 billion loan portfolio and a staff of 700 in 16 locations. He also headed the World Bank’s work on social sectors (nutrition, health, education, population, and social safety net and protection programs), where he oversaw research, policy work, and financial operations to countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
He has led research at Rand and served in the U.S. government, where he was second-in-command of the 2,300 employee federal government agency responsible for the food and nutrition programs for low income households in the USA. He is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Visiting Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. He is also an advisor to a number of individuals and organizations, including the United Nations Foundation.
David serves on the board of numerous organizations, including the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Synergos, and The Micronutrient Initiative. He spent ten years on the board of the Rockefeller Foundation, where he chaired the oversight of how its $4 billion endowment is invested.
David holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University, with an Outstanding Dissertation Award, and a B.A. from Yale University, with Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude honors. His recent publications include How to Improve Governance: A New Framework for Analysis and Action and a Lancet article on Reforming How Health Care is Paid for in China: Challenges and Opportunities.
He and his wife Margot have two grown children, a daughter and a son, and live near Washington, DC.