Dr Noam Angrist

Executive Director, Young 1ove; Fellow, University of Oxford

United States

Noam Angrist is the Executive Director and co-founder of Young 1ove – an NGO based in Botswana committed to bridging the gap between evidence in health and education and translation into scaled policy and practice. Young 1ove is one of the largest NGOs in Botswana and generated some of the world’s first experimental evidence during the covid-19 pandemic on distance education. The organization has worked across ten countries and has run multiple randomized trials, solidified multi-year partnerships with UNICEF, USAID and the Brookings Institution, and signed an MOU with the Botswana government to scale-up evidence-based programs nationally. Angrist is also a Fellow at the University of Oxford. He has published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including Nature. Angrist has consulted for the World Bank Chief Economist and led key aspects of the development of the World Bank Human Capital Index education pillar. Angrist has a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD from the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes scholar. Angrist has also conducted research at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the University of Botswana as a Fulbright Scholar, and been recognized by the Forbes 30 under 30: Social Entrepreneurs award for his work with Young 1ove, the World Economic Forum, and presented at the Skoll World Forum.

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