How did you apply your technological expertise to your work with USAID?


Ann Mei Chang (Author & former USAID Chief Innovation Officer)

Ann Mei Chang discusses her work with USAID and how she employed her skills from the tech sector to develop innovative solutions in funding efforts. She talks about how traditional grants and funding may not be the best way to drive innovation for social good. Chang provides her recommendations for implementing an evidence-based funding plan that encourages innovation.



About Author

Ann Mei Chang

Author & former USAID Chief Innovation Officer

Ann Mei Chang is a leading expert on social innovation the author of Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good (Wiley, Oct 2018). Previously, she served as the Chief Innovation Officer at both USAID and Mercy Corps. Prior to her pivot to social good, Ann Mei was a seasoned Silicon Valley executive, with more than 20 years’ experience at such leading companies as Google, Apple, and Intuit, as well as a number of startups.

Interviewed By

Vaishali Jain

Vaishali Jain

Sarder TV Journalist, and Former Bloomberg TV Journalist

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