Margaret E. Greene,
she / her / hers
Margaret Greene has worked for over two decades on the social and cultural determinants of health, development policy and gender. Margaret has been a thought leader on a variety of gender-related topics. She played a significant role in researching and shaping the 2019 Lancet series on gender equality, gender norms and health. She developed gender equality strategies for the Global Financing Facility, Save the Children and the Clinton Health Access Initiative. She provided technical input and guidance on gender equality and child marriage directly to The Elders and supported their foundation as it took steps to establish Girls Not Brides. She supported the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama as her team developed their thinking about the obstacles that stand in the way of girls’ education. She conducted a gender assessment of MARS, Inc’s cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and generated a plan of action for engaging women more equitably. Her gender and evaluation experience includes leading USAID gender assessments in Ethiopia, India, and Mozambique; evaluating the effectiveness of a large research grant on child marriage to the World Bank and the International Center for Research on Women; and supporting the World Bank Inspection Panel to investigate suspected child abuse and gender-based violence on a large road project in Uganda.
Margaret Greene is Executive Director of GreeneWorks, a research consultancy working to integrate responses to social inequality into health and development. She received a PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in linguistics from Yale University.
Specialist Areas of Work
English (native), Portuguese (professional competency), French (professional competency), Hindi/Urdu (intermediate), Spanish (proficient) and Arabic (basic written).