Nancy Lee

Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development
Nancy Lee is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development and a member of Center’s Advisory Group. Her work at CGD focuses on the role of development banks in mobilizing private finance and increasing development impact. Previously, she was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an innovative, independent U.S. aid agency that fights poverty through country compacts that support inclusive growth. Prior to joining MCC, Dr. Lee was the General Manager (CEO) of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) at the Inter-American Development Bank, the Bank’s laboratory for private sector-led development and a key impact investor in the region. Under Dr. Lee’s leadership, the MIF launched initiatives in lending to women-owned SMEs; a public-private partnership to scale youth job training programs; a program to introduce social impact bonds to the region; and innovative climate finance models. Previously, Dr. Lee served at the U.S. Treasury Department, where she was Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere and for Europe and Eurasia. She led Treasury’s work to put financial inclusion, SME finance, and women’s access to finance on the G20 agenda. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and received her Ph.D. in economics from Tufts University.