Kelly Bidwell

  • Initiative Director
  • Innovations for Poverty Action



Kelly Bidwell joined IPA as Country Director for Ghana in 2008 and is now directing the Post-Conflict Recovery and Fragile States Initiative from headquarters. While Country Director in Ghana Kelly managed more than 14 evaluations related to education, agriculture, health, water and sanitation, and microfinance, and a large country program. Prior to joining IPA, Kelly was involved in research and evaluation related to post-conflict conflict rehabilitation and education in Sierra Leone, Senegal and Uganda. Kelly holds a MA in International Affairs from Columbia University.