Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is a Senior Executive, advisor, and global expert in social innovation and impact investing with the strategic vision to create and deliver financing and business models that produce sustainable, scalable business development. A clear communicator and consensus builder, Ms. Boggs Davidsen is recognized for uniting senior government and ministry officials, corporate executives, nonprofit leaders, and institutional investors worldwide around a common purpose. Her international policy expertise and management of complex global operations are hallmarks of her career.
Currently, Ms. Boggs Davidsen is a Biden-Harris Administration political appointee and Vice President of the Office of Development Policy at the U.S International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). In this role she is responsible for ensuring that the DFC’s portfolio and projects have measurable development impact, respect human rights, and are environmentally and socially sustainable.
Prior to joining the DFC, Ms. Boggs Davidsen created, launched, and directed the strategy and start-up of SDG Impact, a global executive initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) focused on eliminating barriers and driving more integrity for sustainable investment at scale. She positioned UNDP to be the global standards setter for SDG enabling investment by helping investors set, measure, report and disclose on their contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
For the majority of her career, she held leadership roles at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) with annual lending of $13B in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ms. Boggs Davidsen was the Chief of the Knowledge Economy and led the Impact Investing portfolio of the Multilateral Investment Fund. She was the lead architect and Principal Investment Officer for the Opportunities for the Majority Office, the first dedicated office within a development finance institution in financing inclusive business models using market-based principles. And she served as a Policy Adviser to the Executive Vice President on operational, policy, and programmatic issues of Bank activity with social sectors and environment.
She earned a MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, a MA in Spanish from Middlebury College in Madrid, and a BA of Political Science and Spanish from Middlebury College in Vermont. She and her husband have three adult children and live the greater Washington, D.C. area.