Ruth Levine becomes the third fellow of the Center for Global Development to take up a senior position with the Obama administration in recent weeks.
Levine started her new job as senior advisor for evaluation and director of evaluation, policy analysis, and learning at the U.S. Agency for International Development March 1, according to CGD.
Former CGD fellows now also working in U.S. development-related positions include Steve Radelet, who was named senior advisor on development issues at the State Department in January, and Sheila Herrling, who joined the Millennium Challenge Corp. as vice president of policy in early February.
“Leaving CGD is incredibly difficult,” Levine wrote in a parting e-mail to CGD staff. “The Center, my professional home for eight years, is a place where great things have happened, and where the potential for more is unlimited.”
She added: “Like Sheila and Steve, I’m looking forward to being the beneficiary of knowledge and nudges from CGD.”