Chief Economist

Rachel Glennerster

Rachel  Glennerster

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Biography

Rachel Glennerster was appointed Chief Economist at the Department for International Development in January 2018.

Chief Economist

The Chief Economist is responsible for:

  • providing economic advice to Ministers, senior officials, and country offices
  • ensuring DFID policies and investment decisions are informed by rigorous evidence
  • overseeing the Quality Assurance Unit which reviews large business cases prior to submission to Ministers
  • supporting economists throughout the department by providing opportunities to stay up to date with developments in the economic discipline
  • working with other Chief Economists to contribute to a vibrant Government Economic Service and to address cross departmental issues