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Rita Perakis

Former Program Associate - Europe Office


Rita Perakis was a programme associate working on results-based aid initiatives including Development Impact Bonds and Cash on Delivery Aid. She co-authored the Quality of Official Development Assistance (QuODA) Assessment. Before joining CGD, Perakis earned a masters in public administration at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she served as a consultant on an agribusiness development project for the Millennium Challenge Corporation and intern working on youth unemployment issues for the Education for Employment Foundation-Morocco. She previously held positions at Seedco, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Carter Center. Perakis holds a BA in international studies from Emory University.

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