Who we are
Social inequities and environmental degradation impact every person’s health and life prospects. Yet international development agencies often take a strictly technical approach, failing to address these fundamental realities.
But GreeneWorks merges social science expertise with technical know-how to overcome behavioral, cultural, environmental, and social constraints, focusing on:
- Environment, health, and food security
- Gender inequality
- ICT for social inclusion
- Reproductive health, rights, and population
- Young people
We use anthropological, demographic, ecological, and public health research methods to improve results, offering services including:
- Applied research connecting culture with health and development outcomes;
- Organizational strategy development fostering social change in institutional programming;
- Policy analysis building support for programs and to guide advocacy;
- Program evaluation and support to strengthen programs from concept to completion.
New Resource! Ending Child Marriage in a Generation: What Research is Needed?, co-published with the Ford Foundation, identifies opportunities for additional investments to catalyze change.
Margaret Greene has a PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania and 20 years of international substantive and leadership experience as a staff member and consultant with diverse organizations and agencies. Dr. Greene lives in Washington, DC with her family.
View Greene CV [207.76KB] .
Shib Shankar Dasgupta has a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA and more than 15 years of technical consulting and international business experience with diverse organizations. Dr. Dasgupta lives in New York City with his family.
View Shankar CV [101.44KB] .