Gargee Ghosh

Gargee Ghosh

President, Global Policy & Advocacy

Gargee Ghosh leads the foundation’s work in international political and economic affairs, overseeing relationships with governments, intergovernmental organizations, advocates, and philanthropic partners worldwide. Her role includes overseeing the foundation’s offices in Washington, D.C., Europe, and China.

Gargee holds graduate degrees in economics and international relations from Oxford University and Georgetown University, respectively, and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Victoria. Her career has spanned the public and private sectors, from the United Nations to McKinsey & Co., the Center for Global Development, and Google. She traces her interest in international development to her family’s roots in West Bengal, India.

Gargee lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, two active children, and one lazy rescue dog.

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Gargee Ghosh poses for a photograph with a shopkeeper after using her digital payment system in Mumbai, India in March 2023.

Development finance reform needs to address the greatest challenges of our era

Low-income countries are being squeezed by cascading global crises. Reforming development finance systems could help – but leaders must take decisive action now.
By Gargee Ghosh President, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
A health worker directs elderly residents to register for a COVID-19 vaccination program in Brits, South Africa.

How health equity can prevent the next pandemic

Greater health equity is crucial to preventing the next global pandemic. When low-income countries have the basic health infrastructure they need and deserve, the next novel virus will be easier to identify, monitor, and stop.
By Gargee Ghosh President, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Children covered under ICDDR,B's Malnutrition-Enteric Disease (Mal-ED) Study receive food supplements while their mothers receive nutrition information from Field Research Assistant, Parveen Sultana Mita (with picture cards), at a Community Nutrition Centre in the Mirpur locality.

Nutrition as an engine for economic recovery

Improving nutrition has the potential to radically accelerate progress across the SDG global goals. This week’s Nutrition for Growth summit addresses the power of nutrition to improve lives all over the world.
By Gargee Ghosh President, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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