Rachel Fowler
USAID’s Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact

Rachel Fowler is a Program Analyst in USAID’s Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, which brings business-minded approaches to USAID’s Bureau for Global Health to catalyze innovations and apply best practices to the development, introduction, and scale-up of critical health interventions. Rachel joined the Center in 2016 and has supported the team’s work across innovative financing, market shaping, and human-centered design (HCD), including the development of CII’s Investing for Impact report, as well as the Dapivirine Ring Design Guide that provides design tools to increase the uptake of an HIV prevention method for women in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining USAID, Rachel worked for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency as a Research Intern, in addition to conducting research on Syrian refugee health in Jordan. Rachel holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Business Technology from Carnegie Mellon University.


Articles by Rachel Fowler

  • Rachel Fowler

    With the 2030 SDGs Looming, the Public and Private Sectors Team Up for Global Health

    Global health funding is no longer the sole purview of local governments and international donors. Despite large contributions (nearly $8 trillion in 2013) from traditional donors, there is still a critical funding gap of $2.5 trillion annually – in developing countries alone – to achieve the U.N.'s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Fortunately, public and private actors are teaming up to close that gap. Rachel Fowler of USAID discusses some intriguing examples, including a first-of-its-kind development impact bond aiming to reduce maternal and newborn deaths in Rajasthan, India.

    Health Care, Investing
    development finance, impact investing
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