Alicia Phillips Mandaville
Alicia Phillips Mandaville is the vice president for Global Development Policy and Learning at InterAction, an alliance of international development and relief organizations. Through her role, she represents InterAction membership, expanding the position, partnerships and influence of NGOs in multilateral and bilateral fora and events.
Previously, Alicia was the vice president for international and social impact work at Amida Technology Services, a data-technology company focused on resolving complex problems in data access, interoperability, analysis, and security. Before that she spent nine years in U.S. public service, most recently as the chief strategy officer at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Alicia managed both the data-driven tools and qualitative research that the agency relied on to allocate billions of dollars for investments in infrastructure, agriculture, health, and other economic development programs. This specifically included developing research methods to assess and monitor country governance and human rights, economic growth, and development aid effectiveness. In 2009 Alicia was detailed to then Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew's office for the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. She joined the U.S. Government after working at the National Democratic Institute from 1999-2005, where she focused on the role of democratic institutions in national poverty reduction efforts.
Alicia holds a BA in international relations from the College of William and Mary, a masters in international conflict analysis from the University of Kent in Canterbury, and has completed the coursework for a PhD in Economics at American University. She has published work on the role of data in international development and on democratic institutions.