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Lisa McGregor

Lisa McGregor

Technical Director, Governance and Applied Political Economy Analysis Expert


MA, International Affairs, Columbia University
MS, Urban and Regional Planning, Columbia University
BA, International Relations, University of Minnesota

Lisa McGregor, a member of the Governance and Economic Development team, leads our practice in applied political economy analysis (PEA) and integrating governance across sectors. Working with our home office and with project teams in the field, she designs and facilitates complicated analyses that help improve governance and sector outcomes in countries around the globe. This includes baseline, rapid, and everyday PEA processes with a gender equity and social inclusion lens in biodiversity, agriculture, WASH, local governance, public financial management and other areas.

Currently, Ms. McGregor serves as project manager for the Improving Governance in Haiti initiative and the Governance, Accountability, Participation, and Performance project in Uganda. She is working with colleagues to develop processes that link applied PEA with RTI’s adaptive management and learning initiatives, and works with GovLab, an internal group that encourages research and learning in  governance and other sector programming.

Ms. McGregor joined RTI in 2017 from USAID, where she worked with the Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Center in Washington, D.C., and Kenya/East Africa. Previously, she was CEO of  Innovative Sources, providing consulting services on project design and planning, project management and proposal writing. She has also held field officer and team management positions in Sudan, Bangladesh, Thailand, and New York City with CARE International, the International Rescue Committee, and the United Nations Development Programme.

Ms. McGregor is a member of the Society for International Development. She is a native English speaker with skills in spoken and written French and spoken Arabic.

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