Lawrence Haddad

Dr. Lawrence Haddad is an economist and the Executive Director at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). In this capacity, since 2020 and up to the United Nations Food Systems Summit (Sept. 2021), Dr. Haddad chaired Action Track 1 to ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all. He is also the co-convener of the Standing Together for Nutrition. Prior to GAIN, Lawrence was the founding co-chair and lead author of the Global Nutrition Report from 2014 to 2016. From 2004 to 2014, Lawrence was the Director of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the world’s leading development studies institute. Before joining IDS, he was Director of the Food Consumption and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Haddad has also served as expert and advisor on many global committees, including being the UK representative on the Steering Committee of the High-Level Panel of Experts of the UN Committee on World Food Security. From 2010 to 2012, he was the President of the UK and Ireland’s Development Studies Association. Haddad completed his PhD in Food Research at Stanford University in 1988. In 2018, he was awarded the World Food Prize.