Franck Wiebe

Faculty Director, Master in International Development Policy and Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, McCourt School of Public Policy

Dr. Wiebe serves as the Faculty Director of MSPP’s new Master in International Development Policy program, and hosts the biweekly "Development Practitioners" series that provides access for students to development professionals engaged in frontline applied research and program implementation. Dr. Wiebe joined Georgetown in 2012 after six years as Chief Economist at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), where he managed the economic analysis and monitoring and evaluation functions and contributed to the Presidential Policy Directive on Development in 2010. While at MCC, he actively promoted the expanded use of rigorous impact evaluation methods both within the US government and by other development organizations, serving on the steering committee of an Interagency Working Group on impact evaluation coordinated by the OMB, on an expert panel at the World Bank reviewing IDA evaluation methods, and in the working group that led to the creation of 3ie (the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation). He was also the Chief Economist at The Asia Foundation from 1999-2006, where he developed and coordinated programs designed to strengthen the role of local stakeholders, including NGOs and business groups, in the design and implementation of economic policies aimed at fostering growth and reducing poverty.

Dr. Wiebe is also currently a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development and Senior Economic Advisor at Nathan Associates. He has worked most extensively in Indonesia and Bangladesh, but has broader experience in Asia and Africa, as well. He earned his Ph.D. in Development Economics from Stanford University, and has graduate degrees from Northwestern University and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.