Beryl Levinger

Beryl Levinger is a professor of international development at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.


Beryl Levinger is Distinguished Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (California) and an international development professional who focuses on five core areas: strategic planning; education; evaluation; capacity development; and health.[1] She is a frequent contributor to the work of Root Change, a US-based social venture organization.[2]

Professor Levinger has worked in over 90 countries for multiple international development organizations including the World Bank, USAID, Save the Children, CARE, AFS International, the Carter Center, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Grameen Foundation, and the Inter-American Development Bank.[1] A graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, Cornell University, and the University of Alabama, Professor Levinger also served (until 2018) as Distinguished Visiting Professor within Emory University's Master's in Development Practice program.

Currently, Professor Levinger plays a number of key roles at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in addition to serving as Distinguished Professor.[3] She chairs the Development Practice and Policy Program, is academic director for the program in Design, Partnering, Management, and Innovation (DPMI), and is Middlebury's curricular innovation officer.

Professor Levinger is one of the three co-founders (along with Vicky Colbert and Oscar Mogollon) of the highly acclaimed Escuela Nueva movement that began in Colombia. She is also founder of the Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program and was part of the team that founded InterAction, the leading association of US-based NGOs. Among her books are Human Capacity Development Across the Lifespan and Nutrition, Health, Education and for All. In 1996, she delivered the ninth annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture (Capacity, Capital and Calories), based on her research regarding the interplay among learning outcomes, nutrition and health.

Professor Levinger served as director or co-director of research for all but one of the annual Save the Children's State of the World's Mothers Report. In 2016, the organization retired that report and introduced in its stead an annual End of Childhood Report; Professor Levinger is research co-director for this new publication, which compares the nature of childhood across 175 countries.


  1. ^ a b "Beryl Levinger". Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  2. ^ "Beryl Levinger and Evan Bloom". International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "Capacity Building: More Than Just Training". Devex. Retrieved April 14, 2015.

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