Christopher Metzger is a research associate for the Project on Prosperity and Development (PPD) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), having previously been a program coordinator and research assistant. He develops and implements five of PPD’s grants with private companies, foreign governments, U.S. government agencies, and non-profits. He maintains PPD’s research workstreams on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, urban water finance, domestic resource mobilization, women’s economic empowerment, and youth, peace, and security. He was the lead organizer of the 2019 Global Development Forum, which had over 600 attendees and featured remarks from former Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom and USAID Administrator Mark Green. While at CSIS, he has organized and participated in case study trips to Uganda, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Italy. Before becoming a program coordinator in February 2017, he worked as an intern for PPD, as well as in a U.S. Senate office. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Washington and Lee University and studied at the University of London and Syracuse University’s campus in Florence, Italy.