USAID Names Former Google Executive Ann Mei Chang To Head Global Development Lab
National Journal: Former Google Exec Wants to Try Some ‘Crazy’ Ideas to Combat Global Poverty
“…The U.S. Agency for International Development has named Ann Mei Chang, a former Google executive, to head the new U.S. Global Development Lab. The mission of the lab, which launched earlier this year as part of USAID, is to develop breakthrough ideas to combat hunger, disease, and poverty. The lab aims to improve or save the lives of 200 million people in five years…” (Sasso, 12/1).
USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: A New Leader for the U.S. Global Development Lab
Lona Stoll and Andrew Sisson, who both served as acting executive directors of the Global Development Lab, write, “…Under Ann Mei’s leadership, the Global Development Lab will continue to focus the world’s brightest minds on our biggest shared challenges — lifting millions out of the tragic cycle of extreme poverty” (12/1).