Courtenay Cabot Venton
is an international development economist. By demonstrating the relative returns of social and environmental interventions, she creates an evidence base for what works and what doesn’t when it comes to reducing poverty worldwide.
Latest Article: Money to Burn? The cost of late response to humanitarian crises
Our collective inaction to humanitarian crises is crippling our ability to cope with unprecedented need. And yet the evidence is clear that our dollars could help many more people, and actually avert suffering, if we invested more in prevention and anticipatory action.
Named one of Town & Country’s top 50 Philanthropists for 2017, Courtenay was described as the “secret weapon” of the UN and other agencies seeking to address poverty reduction and disaster risk.