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Molly Kinder

Former Senior Policy Analyst

Aid Effectiveness, Pakistan


MPA/ID Harvard Kennedy School, BA University of Notre Dame


Molly Kinder was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Global Development from 2009 until June 2011, directing the Center's U.S. Development Strategy in Pakistan initiative. With Nancy Birdsall and Wren Elhai, she co-authored the report Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Fixing the U.S. Development Approach in Pakistan. From 2003–2005, Kinder was a program assistant with the Center’s global health team and co-authored CGD’s best-selling book, “Millions Saved: Proven Successes in Global Health,” which is required reading in more than 60 universities.

Molly left CGD to become director of special programs in USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures (

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