Conor M. Savoy

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Project on U.S. Leadership in Development and Project on Prosperity and Development
Conor Savoy is the executive director of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), an organization focused on increased effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance through greater country ownership and accountability. In this role, he brings over a decade of experience working on issues related to U.S. foreign policy and international development. Prior to joining MFAN, he was the director of policy and advocacy for the Global Innovation Fund (GIF), a social-first impact investor, where he worked to raise GIF’s policy profile in Washington, D.C. through engagement with Congress and the administration. Earlier, he served as deputy director of the Project on Prosperity and Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). At CSIS, Conor helped build an innovative research program focused on the evolving role of the private sector in international development. He remains an active senior associate (non-resident) with his former program at CSIS. Earlier in his career, Conor worked as a researcher at the Council on Foreign Relations concentrating on U.S. foreign and national security policy. He holds an M.A. in international relations from Boston University and a B.A. with honors in history from George Washington University. Conor is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two daughters.