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Annette N. Brown, PhD leads the Research and Evaluation Strategic Initiative at FHI 360, the mission of which is to grow the visibility and portfolio of FHI 360’s research and evaluation work across sectors and promote an organizational culture for evidence generation and use. She also serves as editor-in-chief for the R&E Search for Evidence blog.

As the Principal Economist at FHI 360, Annette N. Brown, PhD leads efforts to promote FHI 360 thought leadership, especially in research and evaluation, and build an organizational culture of evidence generation and use across all sectors and regions. She is a member of FHI 360’s expanded leadership forum and the editor-in-chief for the R&E Search for Evidence blog. Prior to joining FHI 360, Dr. Brown headed the Washington, DC office of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and served on its executive team. In that role, she oversaw a variety of programs, including the organization’s HIV and AIDS impact evaluation grants windows and its research transparency initiatives. Earlier in her career, Dr. Brown worked at both for-profit and not-for-profit development implementers in roles that involved research, strategy, program management, business development, technical assistance, and measurement and evaluation. She was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Western Michigan University, and has held research positions at the World Bank and the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics. Dr. Brown is the author or co-author of several articles that have been published in social science and public health journals. She has a doctorate in economics and Master’s in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Michigan.


Institution / Affiliation : FHI 360
Previous Partner Organizations: Chemonics International, Deloitte Consulting, The Urban Institute

Methodology: Experimental Design, Field Experiments, Mixed Method, Survey Methodology
Policy: Conflict and Violence, Corruption, Governance