Chris Gray is a Senior Research Analyst for Agriculture and Livelihoods. In this role, he is responsible for quantitative and qualitative research that informs the Foundation’s global strategy to transform agricultural value chains in developing countries.
Chris is a public policy researcher specializing in the microeconomic impacts of poverty programs in developing countries. As a Research Analyst at the International Food Policy Research Institute, he collaborated with government and private donors to design and evaluate agricultural production programs in East Africa and Southeast Asia. Chris’s research experience has spanned various industries, including agriculture, education, tax policy, financial inclusion, and nutrition.
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I recently returned home from Iowa, where the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World participated in The World Food Prize 2018 Borlaug Dialogue. A rarity among conferences, the Borlaug Dialogue gave voice to actual farmers to discuss their struggles and aspirations. I learned more than I could possibly imagine, just by listening to the farmers I hope […]
My career thus far has always been in pursuit of mission-driven work in an innovative, effective environment. As a senior research analyst on the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’s Agriculture and Livelihoods team, I’ve finally found what I’ve been looking for. I began my career in the private sector as a financial analyst for a […]
Mission is to eliminate smoking worldwide by supporting cessation & harm reduction #research, and transitioning tobacco #farmers to alternative livelihoods.
In his latest blog, Derek Yach notes, “In 2020, we must not only acknowledge that smoking persists as a pressing global health threat, but also adapt our tactics to address the ways in which this threat has evolved.” #AccelerateTransformation http://bit.ly/37ci1ma
How insurers can profit while helping people to quit smoking
The Foundation is collaborating with the insurance industry to raise awareness about how insurers can help end smoking. This could create shared value that will benefit smokers, insurers and society as a whole. #endsmoking, #insuranceindustry. http://bit.ly/2sZCifK
David Janazzo, CFO and VP of #IndustryTransformation examines how Tobacco Free Portfolios, Bloomberg STOP’s Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index, and FSFW’s Tobacco Transformation Index are complementary. http://bit.ly/2QTQfoI
New ASH & Cancer Research UK report:
"Local authorities which do not currently provide e-cigarette starter packs as part of their cessation offer should consider doing so to give local smokers the best possible chance to quit."
"Only" 11% do so now.
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