Conor M. Savoy

Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development

Conor Savoy is a senior fellow with the Project on Prosperity and Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Conor brings nearly 15 years of experience to working on issues at the intersection of U.S. foreign policy and international development. Prior to CSIS, he was the executive director of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), a diverse advocacy coalition focused on increased effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance. In this role, he worked closely with U.S. government development agencies, implementing partners, Congress, and other stakeholders to advance a positive aid reform agenda. In addition to his work at CSIS, he frequently consults with U.S. government agencies, NGOs and other implementing partners, and the private sector on evolving trends in international development. Prior to joining MFAN, he worked as the director of policy and advocacy for the Global Innovation Fund, a social-first impact investor backed by the U.S. government and other bilateral donors. Earlier, he served as deputy director of the Project on Prosperity and Development at CSIS. In this role, Conor helped build an innovative research program focused on the evolving role of the private sector in international development. He has also worked as a researcher at the Council on Foreign Relations concentrating on U.S. foreign and national security policy. Conor has taught as an adjunct lecturer in American University's School of Public Affairs, teaching a graduate-level course on comparative public administrative systems. He has published widely on U.S. foreign policy, aid reform, development finance, and other emerging trends in international development. Conor holds an M.A. in international relations from Boston University and a B.A. with honors in history from George Washington University.

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