Rebecca has spent the best part of 25 years researching, designing, implementing, and evaluating development programs that aim to achieve positive social impact for the world's poorest and most excluded populations.

In the course of her work, she has led multi-disciplinary teams in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, and trained staff from a wide range of NGOs, bilateral and multilateral organizations, and the private sector. Rebecca is particularly passionate about working with adolescent girls (even more so now that she has one of her own) and young women, and on economic empowerment and shifting social norms. She is currently the Technical Director for the SPRING Accelerator, and the Girl Metrics Specialist for the Girl Effect Accelerator.

Languages beyond English: Nepali (fluent), Bangla (basic), Hindi (basic), Urdu (basic)

Rebecca is one of my heroes. Every day she gives voice to the unheard — girls around the world seeking a better life. She does it with intellectual rigor and creative vision. Above all she does it with unparalleled passion and determination. I have personally witnessed Rebecca transform a room of investor skeptics, co-create with an entrepreneur to adjust their distribution model and, most importantly, engage in the most human and honest way with girls themselves. Her work cannot be defined merely as great “research.” Her work is a study for a better, faster and more efficient way to change the world.
— ROO ROGERS / Partner, Fuseproject