Laia Griñó is Director of Transparency, Accountability and Results at InterAction, the largest alliance of international NGOs and partners in the U.S. Laia leads InterAction’s efforts to increase transparency, accountability and effectiveness in the NGO sector, and to increase the transparency of U.S. foreign assistance. This involves supporting the development of InterAction’s NGO Aid Map, advocating for improvements in the quality and accessibility of aid data published by the U.S. government, and managing InterAction’s Evaluation and Program Effectiveness Working Group (EPEWG). This working group seeks to improve InterAction members’ capacity to measure their effectiveness, and to inform donor M&E policies and practices.
Laia is currently leading a two-year, multi-partner project to increase the transparency of funding for food security and agriculture. The goal of this work is to ensure that those providing funding in this sector have the data they need to make good investment decisions, and that those working to improve the effectiveness of those resources have the data they need to hold organizations accountable.
With InterAction since 2007, she has expertise on a diverse set of issues including aid effectiveness, local ownership, foreign aid reform, private development assistance, open (and responsible) data, and monitoring and evaluation. Laia holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California and a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) with a concentration in international development from Georgetown University.