Stacey Young is Senior Knowledge Management Advisor for USAID's Policy, Planning and Learning Bureau, where she leads a Strategic Learning effort to increase the effectiveness and impact of USAID's development efforts by catalyzing learning within USAID, among its implementing partners, and with country development actors. Prior to that, she was Senior Knowledge Management Advisor for USAID's Microenterprise Development office, where she led an award-winning knowledge management program to facilitate learning among USAID's staff and the broader international development community to maximize the effectiveness of international development practice. She also co-chairs the Knowledge Management Work Group of the Washington chapter of the Society for International Development. Dr. Young has lived and worked as an independent consultant in Kenya and Uganda; and she has taught political science, women's studies and writing at Skidmore College and at Cornell University, where she earned a Ph.D. in Government. She is the author of Changing the Wor(l)d: Discourse, Politics, and the Feminist Movement; co-editor of Rowing Upstream: Snapshots of Pioneers of the Information Age in Africa; and author of Philanthropy for Social Change: Four decades of Ford Foundation grant making in Eastern Africa. In 2008, the Imp-Act Social Performance Management Consortium named Dr. Young one of the industry’s 20 most influential people.