Judy Edstrom is an independent consultant in social development and governance, having worked in positions of leadership, advocacy and analysis for the World Bank, UNICEF and RTI International in over 30 countries in Africa and Asia. She recently completed an assignment with RTI International in Indonesia where she managed the largest USAID governance project outside Iraq, aimed at strengthening accountability and effectiveness of government in local jurisdictions across Indonesia.

Prior to that, she held a variety of management positions at the World Bank over a 25-year period, including as sector manager of the social development department, focusing on participatory and socially inclusive development, and chief of mission of the World Bank office in South Africa. She also served as chief of the Francophone section in UNICEF’s regional office in East Africa.

Judy holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, specializing in economic development, and an honorary doctorate in humane letters from DePauw University.

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