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Amanda L. Rose

Innovation Advisor


MA, International Science and Technology Policy, The George Washington University
BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, North Carolina State University
BS, Chemistry, North Carolina State University


Amanda Rose is team member of the RTI business unit, Innovation Advisors. She combines a generative mindset for envisioning future systems change and a unique skillset in facilitation, design, research, and project management. Ms. Rose supports high-level system-change initiatives that leverage innovative technologies, cross-sectoral collaborations, and novel policy and market mechanisms, which drive long-term impact in developing markets. Ms. Rose researches and advises clients on innovation-related areas, including technology adoption in diverse organizational and market contexts. She also provides clients with market insights for new products and services in developing markets and business model design.

Currently, Ms. Rose leads a multi-year initiative to advance Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation (MLE) systems for a global philanthropic donor who seeks to accelerate country-led agricultural transformation in Africa and Asia. In this role, she coordinates the efforts of a cross-RTI team and five consortium partners in enabling their client to sustainably track progress and use evidence to adaptively manage programming.

Before joining RTI in 2018, Ms. Rose served a diverse set of high-profile clients in various advisory capacities, providing strategic funding recommendations, policy advice, research, and analysis. Some of her clients include: the Rockefeller Foundation, the US Agency for International Development, the Government of the Republic of Rwanda, the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Ms. Rose's publications include The Thou Shalt Nots of Systems Change, Market Insights for the Multi-Unit Reinvented Toilet, Creating the Path to Profitability for the Reinvented Toilet, and the North Carolina Innovation Corridor Market Insights and Cluster Analysis

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