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Sonal Shah

“What you’re beginning to see is an ecosystem change. I am looking to figure out where the nexus between the public, private, and nonprofit sectors come together and how to blur the boundaries between them. Why shouldn’t we push those boundaries out and look for new ways to solve old problems?”

Economist Sonal R. Shah has focused on developing innovative strategies to fuel international economic development. She helped develop a currency for Bosnia and led Google’s philanthropic Global Development Initiatives. She directed the White House’s Office on Social Innovation and Civic Participation from 2009 to 2011.