Ruth E. Levine, Ph.D., is the CEO of IDinsight. She is a development economist with more than three decades of experience working on the design and implementation of policies and programs related to global health and education, social protection, gender equality, and labor markets.
Prior to joining IDinsight, Ruth led the Global Development and Population Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation between 2011 and 2019, overseeing a total of approximately $1 billion in philanthropic grantmaking. Previously, she was a deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning at the U.S. Agency for International Development. She spent nearly a decade at the Center for Global Development, where she designed and led CGD’s Global Health Policy Program and served as CGD’s first vice president for programs and operations. Earlier in her career, she designed and evaluated health and education projects at the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank. She holds a doctoral degree jointly in economics and demography from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. from Cornell University.