Andrew Westbury

Senior Manager, Agriculture & Institutions

Center for Effective Global Action, US

Andrew supports the public institutions portfolio UC-Berkeley's Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA). CEGA is a hub for research on global development priorities, with a network of over 70 academic researchers extending across the University of California, Stanford University, and the University of Washington.

Previously, Andrew served as the associate director of the Brookings Institution's Africa Growth Initiative, a research unit studying social, political, and economic development policies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Drew also worked for more than four years with Land O’Lakes’ International Development Division, managing large-scale projects to support smallholder farmers in Southern and Eastern Africa. He was also Senior Program Officer for Africa at the international nonprofit Global Communities (previously CHF International) and began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal and Uzbekistan.

Drew holds a Masters from Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and a B.A. in history from the College of Wooster.

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Randomised control trials: lessons for Civic Tech

Randomised controlled trials have dramatically changed the development landscape, casting doubt on the effectiveness of accepted strategies, and identifying the value of less orthodox activities.