Ms. Elizabeth J Ashbourne
Lead, Global Health Information Programs and Partnerships, World Bank/Health Metrics Network
Elizabeth (EJ) Ashbourne, is the Lead, Global Health Information Programs for the World Bank and the Health Metrics Network. Among many projects, she is leading the work on eHealth and mHealth in the Health Anchor of the Bank, and contributing to research on a common metric for donor agencies, development partners and countries to measure their investment in health information. Prior to this, she managed the work of the international pillar in the World Bank’s Results Secretariate. Before coming to the Bank, EJ spent three and a half years in Eastern Europe managing USAID training programs as Country Director in Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, and Deputy Director and Program Manager of a Management Training Institute in Bratislava, Slovakia. EJ Ashbourne’s other experience includes designing programs to encourage and facilitate joint ventures between developing country entrepreneurs and SMEs in the US; serving as the senior coordinator for international cooperative education programs at the American University; adjunct professor, career planning and tracking, and human resources change management at Arthur D. Little’s Executive Management Program; and worked for the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafiq Hariri. She also spent two years in NYC working with the textile designer, Jack Lenor Larson. EJ holds an MA in International Education, with an emphasis on Organizational Management from American University, in Washington DC, and a BSc in Communications and History from Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.