Annette N. Brown, PhD

Director, Research and Evaluation Strategic Initiative

Areas of expertise

  • Impact evaluation
  • Economic development
  • Research transparency
  • Measurement and evaluation
  • HIV prevention, treatment research and evaluation
  • Grant-making
  • Governance and peacebuilding

Annette N. Brown leads the Research and Evaluation Strategic Initiative, the purpose of which is to enhance the role that research and evaluation play in FHI 360’s work and reputation and expand the organization’s business in those areas.

Prior to joining FHI 360, Brown headed the Washington, DC, office of the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and served on its executive team as one of the Deputy Directors. In that role, she oversaw a variety of programs, including the organization’s HIV and AIDS impact evaluation grants windows and its research transparency initiatives.

Earlier in her career, Brown worked at both for-profit and not-for-profit development implementers in roles that involved strategy, program management, business development, technical assistance, research, and measurement and evaluation. She was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Western Michigan University for three years, and she has held research positions at the World Bank and the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics. Brown is the author or co-author of several articles that have been published in public health and social science journals, and she edited the book, When Is Transition Over?

Brown has a Master of Arts degree in Russian and East European Studies and a doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan.

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