Elizabeth Dunn

United States of America
Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO)
Principal Investigator, M&E

Dr Elizabeth G. Dunn, President of Impact LLC, is a research economist specialising in market-based solutions to poverty. For 25 years, she has focused on economic growth opportunities to benefit low-income households, with an emphasis on inclusive market systems, value chains, smallholder agriculture, and micro- and small enterprises. She has directed research and evaluation studies in more than 20 countries, while helping to advise multinational and bilateral donors, national governments, NGOs, and the private sector. Currently, she serves as a principal investigator for the USAID-funded Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, where she leads a research and collaboration agenda designed to improve monitoring, evaluation and learning in interventions that facilitate inclusive market systems. 

Her work in evaluation received USDA’s National Exemplary Evaluation Award in 2004.