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Geoff Lamb

Title Chief Economic and Policy Adviser to the Co-Chairs and CEO.
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Geoffrey Lamb, chief economic and policy adviser to the Co-Chairs and CEO, supports replenishment negotiations, interactions with high-level policy bodies (such as the G20 and the OECD), and relationship-building with economic leaders in developing countries. Since joining the foundation in YEAR, Geoff has held many positions at the foundation; the most recent was president of the Global Policy & Advocacy division.

Before joining the foundation in 2006, Lamb held several senior development positions at the World Bank, most recently vice president of Concessional Finance and Global Partnerships. An Irish citizen, Lamb was born in South Africa and educated in South Africa and the United Kingdom, where he was a fellow and deputy director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.

Posts By Geoff Lamb

An Idea for G20 Officials on Inclusive Growth – a Financial System that Works for Everyone Globally

There is now a great opportunity for the G20 collectively to develop robust, specific initiatives under each of these action headings, building on the experience of digital financial development already underway in individual G20 countries. Only governments have the authority to be prime movers on much of this agenda, especially with respect to regulatory reform and the incentive framework for the private sector.

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The Tyranny of Experts: Book Review

Bill Easterly, an academic economist and author of The White Man’s Burden has a new book out. It is called The Tyranny of Experts, subtitled Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor, and it’s published this month by Basic Books.

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The Other Department of Defense Budget?

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense mostly operate with very different roles and objectives. But there’s one important thing they have in common: a shared commitment to finding vaccines for infectious diseases like HIV and malaria.

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Advocacy – Critical to Our Strategy, Now More Than Ever

We are living through extraordinary times. The world is slowly—and unsteadily—emerging from the worst financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression. The fiscal contractions and challenges that have followed in its wake have serious and lasting implications for the poorest people whom the foundation and our partners around the globe seek to help. With resources as scarce as they have been in decades, nearly every challenge that our work seeks to address looks less soluble than it did even a few short years ago.

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