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Joshua Powell

Director of Innovation |

Development Gateway

Josh Powell is Director of Innovation at Development Gateway, an international non-profit founded by James Wolfensohn and incubated in the World Bank. Josh works with the AidData and Aid Management Platform teams, primarily focusing on geocoding, aid effectiveness and coordination, and transparency. In his time with AidData, he has worked on the World Bank’s Mapping for Results initiative, the African Development Bank’s mapping pilot, and the CCAPS program’s Malawi multi-donor mapping initiative. He also serves as the project manager for Development Gateway on the CCAPS mapping tool, which was unveiled in December 2011. Josh currently manages all innovation activities under the USAID Higher Education Solutions Network AidData award. He holds a BS in Finance from the University of Baltimore and an MA in Public Policy with an emphasis in International Development from Brigham Young University.