Vijaya Ramachandran is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. She works on a several issues including donor accountability, private sector development, and development interventions in fragile states. Most recently, she contributed an essay on Africa's private sector to the first edition of the Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa, and coauthored a CGD report on Supporting Business Growth in Fragile States. She is currently working on book on donor and NGO accountability in Haiti. Prior to joining CGD, Ramachandran taught at Georgetown University and also worked at the World Bank and in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Her work has appeared in several media outlets including the Financial Times, Guardian, Washington Post, Voice of America, and the Huffington Post. Vijaya earned her BA magna cum laude, MA and PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University.