Alicia Phillips Mandaville is the Vice President of the Department of Policy and Evaluation at MCC. Her two-decade career spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and has pioneered new thinking and tools at the intersections of governance, economic development, and technology.
Ms. Mandaville previously served as the Senior Vice President for Global Programs at IREX, where she led the divisions delivering high-impact international development and public diplomacy programming on every continent. Prior to that, she served as the Vice President at InterAction, a coalition of U.S. based international non-profits, recreating the coalition’s congressional advocacy team and expanding the development portfolio to address innovative finance, disinformation, open data, climate change, fragile states, and closing space for civil society. Ms. Mandaville was also previously part of the early executive team at tech startup Amida Technology Solutions where she built out new lines of business and expanded the company from exclusively health data reconciliation services to include custom applications and products for international economic and social impact work.
Ms. Mandaville spent nine years in U.S. public service, including a previous period at MCC, where she managed both the data-driven tools and qualitative research the agency relied on to allocate billions of dollars for investments in infrastructure, agriculture, health, and other economic development programs around the world. In 2009, Ms. Mandaville worked in the office of the Deputy Secretary of State for the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.
Ms. Mandaville joined the U.S. government after years working at the National Democratic Institute. She holds a master’s degree in international conflict analysis from the University of Kent in Canterbury, and a master’s in economics from American University. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-resident Senior Associate with the Project on Prosperity and Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and a member of the Board of the Alliance for Peacebuilding.