Kristen Lewis

American Human Development Project, Social Science Research Council


Kristen Lewis is co-director of American Human Development Project.

She is an independent consultant and writer with 15 years' experience in international development policy, and has worked primarily in the areas of gender, governance, environment, and water and sanitation.

Lewis is co-author, under the leadership of Jeffrey Sachs' Millennium Project, of the 2005 book Health, Dignity and Development: What Will it Take? as well as numerous other publications and reports. She has extensive experience in development communications and advocacy, program design and management, policy analysis, research, and evaluation.

Featured Work

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FEB 2, 2015 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Civic Engagement: One Simple Solution to Youth Disconnection

New research points the way to targeting volunteer and other civic engagement opportunities for youth who are most in danger of falling through the cracks.

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DEC 4, 2009 Article

Rationing Healthcare? We're Already Doing It

The question today is not whether to start rationing healthcare. We are already rationing, based in large part on the ability to pay. The question ...

The Measure of America: American Human Development Report, 2008-2009

DEC 19, 2008 Podcast

The Measure of America

Following the UNDP model, this report uses a Human Development Index that provides a single measure of well-being for all Americans. The disturbing results reveal ...