Carol Armistead Grigsby, M.S.

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BBI International Programs Senior Fellow




Carol Grigsby joins BBI as a senior fellow and brings over three decades of experience in the international development field. Ms. Grigsby is an independent consultant focused on international education, inclusive development, and civil society. Ms. Grigsby currently serves on the global citizenship working group of the Learning Metrics Task Force, a project of the Brookings Institution's Center for Universal Education, and also on the Perkins International Advisory Board. As a senior executive with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Ms. Grigsby oversaw USAID programs in Africa, managed external partnerships, and shaped high-profile education and gender initiatives. Earlier in her career, Ms. Grigsby was responsible for USAID coordination with the World Bank and other international financial institutions, and served as a foreign policy adviser to the majority leader of the U.S. Senate. After retiring from USAID, she returned to represent the agency as part of an OECD/DAC team evaluation of France's aid programs.

In the Washington DC area, Ms. Grigsby serves on the Advisory Committee of the District of Columbia's Developmental Disabilities Administration and on the board of the Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Ms. Grigsby holds Masters degrees from the National War College and the Johns Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. She received her B.A. from Duke University.

At BBI, Ms. Grigsby will be collaborating on the design, implementation and evaluation of disability inclusive development programming as well as contributing to the research agenda of BBI's international disability rights work.