USAID's Ruth Levine Moving to Hewlett Foundation

Ruth Levine is leaving the U.S. Agency for International Development to oversee the new intergrated program of global development and population at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Levine, USAID’s deputy assistant administrator for policy, planning and learning, is one of several former senior fellows at the Center for Global Development who assumed key development-related positions in the Obama administration in 2010. Others include Steve Radelet, who moved from the State Department to USAID as chief economist in December, and Sheila Herrling, vice president of policy and evaluation at the Millennium Challenge Corp.

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Levine will officially join the Hewlett Foundation on May 31, according to the foundation.

“I am very excited to be joining the Hewlett Foundation to help guide this new integrated program,” Levine said in a March 16 news release. “The special role that philanthropy plays in supporting sound public policy and innovative programs can make a big difference at the intersection of global development, population dynamics, and reproductive health.”  

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