GS11 Regional Steering Committee
Dr Ann Weston
Program Leader, Foundations for Innovation program, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada
An economist by training, Dr. Ann Weston is an expert on issues of trade and poverty and has worked all over the developing world. She is widely published and has a wealth of experience in research, training, evaluation, and management. Her past work at the International Development Research Centre led her to oversee the Canadian Partnerships Program, which facilitates Canadian participation in international research networks, and the Fellowships and Awards program, which provides financial support to scholars in Canada and in developing countries. She has worked at the UK’s Overseas Development Institute, the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, the North-South Institute, and has had a long association with the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development. Ann holds an MSc in economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.