Deanna Ford

  • Director, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School
  • Harvard University



Deanna Ford is the Director of EPoD, where she leads partnership development, strategic planning and oversight of programme operations. Her work focuses on strategies and initiatives for increasing the use of empirical evidence in the design of public policy and development programs. Deanna spent two years at the International Monetary Fund and has also worked for Agora Partnerships, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Center for Research on Children in the U.S. She currently serves on the board of directors of Fabretto Children’s Foundation and founded the Nica HOPE Project of Fabretto. Deanna completed her Master of Public Policy at Georgetown University in 2007 and her BA in economics at Princeton University in 2003.