Susanna Gable

Susanna Gable

Deputy Director, Development Policy and Finance

Susanna Gable oversees international development finance efforts for the Development Policy and Finance team and is based in the foundation’s Washington, D.C., office. She follows global economic trends and changes to the global financial architecture and international development cooperation, as well as the implications on financing flows, economic growth prospects, and inclusive sustainable economic transformation in developing countries.

Previously, Susanna served as chief economist at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for six years. She co-chaired the OECD-DAC Community of Practice on Poverty and Inequality, co-founded the global OECD-DAC Chief Economist Network, co-founded the Community of Practice on Country Diagnostics, and served on the Global Council on SDG 1, the Global Innovation Fund’s Development Committee, and the Advocates for the Reform of International Finance group at the Center for Global Development.

Before joining Sida, Susanna was at the World Bank, where she worked on issues including inclusive growth, growth diagnostics, economic transition, private-sector development and trade, investment climate, public expenditures and debt, poverty reduction, the Sustainable Development Goals, and financing for development.

Susanna has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Gothenburg, where her research focused on political freedom, economic reforms, economic growth and the environment.

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