Lauren Whitehead

Director of Technical Assistance, BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative

Lauren manages a talented technical team to design and deliver high quality technical assistance, advisory services, and policy advocacy to governments and an array of partners including development banks, UN agencies, bilateral and multilateral institutions, and international NGOs. As a Graduation Approach expert, Lauren brings experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of Graduation programs globally. Previously Lauren has worked with UNHCR and a number of for-profit and nonprofit organizations in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa, including Accion International, Mercy Corps, the Inter-American Development Bank, d.light design, InterAction’s Alliance for International Youth Development, HelpAge International, Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, and others. She holds a master's degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree from Princeton University. 

Lauren leads BRAC's work on the Graduation Project in Negros Occidental on behalf of the Department of Labor and Employment of the Government of the Philippines.


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