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Preston Whitt

Results for Development
Program Officer
United States

Preston Whitt is a political economist with regional expertise in Latin America and West Africa, specializing in transparent, accountable and participatory governance for sustainable and equitable development.

A program officer with Results for Development’s Governance and Citizen Engagement practice, he is involved in many of its projects tying transparency and accountability to health, education and nutrition systems and outcomes worldwide. He coordinates phase two of the Transparency for Development project in West Africa. A partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School, Transparency for Development works to improve maternal and child health by supporting transparency, accountability and participant intervention in small or remote communities often lacking in adequate health facilities.

Previously, Mr. Whitt spent three years as a research associate at the Open Government Partnershipsupporting fact-based evaluations of transparency, accountability and civic participation commitments; he now serves as an R4D second on the OGP steering committee.

Mr. Whitt holds an MA in international economic affairs and a BA, both from George Washington University. He speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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