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Dan Honig

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Dan Honig is an assistant professor of international development (IDEV) at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His research focuses on the relationship between organizational structure, management practice, and performance in developing country governments and organizations that provide foreign aid. He is currently beginning a new work stream focused on “mission-driven bureaucrats,” exploring how optimal management practice is affected by the motivational mix of bureaucrats. 

Honig has held a variety of positions outside of the academy. He was special assistant, then aid management advisor, to successive Ministers of Finance in Liberia, first going to Liberia through CGD's Scott Fellows program. He also ran a local nonprofit focused on helping post-conflict youth realize the power of their own ideas to better their lives and communities through agricultural entrepreneurship in East Timor and has worked for a number of local and international NGOs (e.g. Ashoka in Thailand; Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development in Israel). A proud Detroiter, Honig holds a BA from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and a PhD from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

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