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Goldin, Ph.D.

Global Head—Inclusive Economic Growth

Dr. Nicole Goldin brings 25 years of experience in strategic and technical management, policy, research, communications and collaboration in global and local economics, development, human capital, social impact and foreign affairs across public, private, philanthropic, civil society and academic sectors. She is especially well-known for her pioneering work on youth as well as inclusive and sustainable growth and gender equity, all areas in which she works with Abt clients, including USAID.

An in-demand speaker and moderator, she has addressed the U.N., Concordia Summit, World Bank, Clinton Global Initiative Global Education and Skills Forum, among large and small audiences worldwide. Her insights have been featured by CNN, The Economist, Devex, The Hill, Newsweek, Reuters, The Guardian, POLITICO, Axios, Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), Diplomatic Courier, NPR, VOA, and other fora.

Dr. Goldin came to Abt from NRG Advisory, where she was Managing Principal and Chief Economist of the consultancy’s global economic growth and development portfolio, working with the World Bank, Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE), and UNICEF among other clients. Previously, she was Interim department Director of Economic Participation and Lead Economist at FHI 360 and was adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. Before starting NRG Advisory and joining FHI 360, Dr. Goldin was founding Director of the Youth, Prosperity and Security Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in partnership with the International Youth Foundation, and served as a Senior Advisor in the Obama-Biden Administration at the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Dr. Goldin is Policy Co-Chair of the Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD). She is also a non-resident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council and external Senior Associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).


  • Youth
  • Equitable growth
  • Economics and sustainable development policy
  • Small and medium sized enterprises
  • Gender equity
Nicole Goldin