Our Team

Our Team

Our global network of consultants include researchers, international development experts, engineers, and computer scientists.
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Noel McGinn

Noel McGinn

Noel McGinn is Professor Emeritus of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and Fellow Emeritus of the Harvard Institute for International Development. He has been a policy advisor to over two dozen national governments, non-governmental organizations, and international development agencies on broad strategies for improvement of public education systems.

Massoud Moussavi

Massoud Moussavi

Massoud Moussavi, PhD, applies artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to solve business problems and improve decision making in social and economic development fields. He has more than 25 years of experience with international organizations and private sector companies where he has developed solutions and products ranging from education planning to risk assessment in banking to agriculture. He has also been a Resident Scholar at the American University, and a Visiting Scientist at Schlumberger Cambridge Research, an international oil and gas services company.

Vilas Mandlekar

Vilas Mandlekar

Vilas Mandlekar has over 30 years of experience at the World Bank Group on a variety of assignments across operations, and its Finance and Development Economics (data) departments.

Kent Lewis

Kent Lewis

Kent Lewis has more than 20 years of experience in international education, working on issues such as institutional design, capacity development, education reform, strategic planning and research-policy linkages.

Catherine Kleynhoff

Catherine Kleynhoff

Catherine has 30 years of experience at the World Bank Group on a variety of assignments in operations in over 20 countries. Her strengths are in financial planning, strategic planning and policy formulation, impact assessment, and project management.

Saeid Saidi

Saeid Saidi

Saeid Saidi, a fellow of Causal Links, is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a member of the MIT Transit Lab. His main research activities are on transportation network modeling, public transportation planning and operation, and big data analytics using mobility sensing data. At MIT, Dr. Saidi is working on different applications of big data analytics in transportation systems to create actionable intelligence for cities and transportation agencies.

Amy Suski

Amy Suski

Amy Suski has more than 20 years of broad experience including providing legal advice and regulatory analysis for businesses, trade associations, and non-profit organizations. She is the founder of Actuator Editorial Services, serving academic publishers, universities, and researchers. Previously she worked in Washington, D.C., as a business litigation attorney and an environmental regulatory analyst for chemical trade associations, water districts, and the oil & gas industry. Ms. Suski received her B.A. from Wellesley College and J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Aminata Sallah

Aminata Sallah

Aminata Sallah is a physician with combined experience of over 10 years in various aspects of Medicine; Administrative, Laboratory, Clinical and Academic. Most of clinical practice in tropical/sub-tropical environments.

Hany Besada

Hany Besada

Dr. Hany Besada, a senior advisor to Causal Links, is the Senior Research/Programme Advisor of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations University, Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA). Dr. Besada has published extensively on international development issues including governance, climate change, peace and education, and natural resources. He has a PhD in Politics and International Studies from University of Warwick.

Rachel Cheuk

Rachel Cheuk

Rachel provides technical support and web development for Causal Links. She has extensive experience in working with a variety of modern technology frameworks to develop custom web and software products. She is passionate about data visualization and providing intuitive ways to understand data.

Sonia Baldia

Sonia Baldia

Sonia Baldia, a senior advisor to Causal Links, is a partner in Baker McKenzie's North American International Commercial Practice in Washington, DC. She has been recognized as a leading Information Technology and Sourcing lawyer by Legal 500 USand Chambers USA. Ms. Baldia was previously a partner at other law firms in Washington, DC, and an associate professor of law. She has been a visiting scholar to the Max Planck Institute on innovation in Munich, Germany, Cambridge University in England, and the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology in Tokyo, Japan.

Shawki Barghouti

Shawki Barghouti

Shawki Barghouti has extensive experience in agriculture with many international organizations including Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Ford Foundation, and the World Bank.