chris walker
GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition)

Chris Walker brings his background in official development finance to his work on a range of innovative financing programs at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), including the development of market-based approaches to improving nutrition in developing countries.

Prior to joining GAIN, Chris was a Fellow with Acumen Fund, a non-profit social venture capital fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. During his Fellowship, he worked for one of Acumen Fund’s investments, the Dial 1298 for Ambulance Service in Mumbai, India, as the Head of Marketing and Business Development.

Chris previously worked on a range of international economic and development policy issues in the U.S. Government. He was the Associate Director of International Relations at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, where he worked to improve the effectiveness of foreign assistance programs. He also served as an International Economist at the U.S. Treasury Department, where he analyzed macroeconomic, financial, and development policies in Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East, and in the Economic Bureau of the U.S. State Department, where he worked on debt relief programs and financial crisis resolution. He has also worked in southern Africa and Central America on economic development programs.

Chris has a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University, where he specialized in international development, and a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College.

Articles by chris walker

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    A Private Sector Approach to Malnutrition in BoP Markets

    The question of how the private sector can work to improve nutrition at the BOP guided discussions at the recent Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) annual Business Alliance Global Forum in Dubai. Yet malnutrition receives relatively little attention in BOP discussions. So what is the relevance to the private sector?

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