Noam Angrist is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Young 1ove, an NGO based in Botswana dedicated to scaling-up programmes backed by rigorous academic evidence that enable youth to thrive. To date, the organisation has reached over 60,000 youth in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. The organisation has run randomised evaluations in partnership with J-PAL to continuously measure impact and verify if its programs are working across contexts. Recently, the organisation signed an MOU with the Botswana government to scale-up nationally and solidified multi-year partnerships with UNICEF and The Brookings Institute.
Noam is working with the office of the chief economist at the World Bank. He has conducted research at the University of Botswana, the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and the World Bank. At the World Bank, Noam helped to build the Human Capital Index and co-authored several papers producing key ingredients for the index, including Harmonized Learning Outcomes and Learning-Adjusted Years of Schooling (LAYS). His interests centre on bridging the gap between evidence on 'what works' to enable young people to thrive and translation into scaled intervention and policy.
Noam has a B.S. in Mathematics & Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MSc. from the University of Oxford. Noam was recognised by Forbes 30Under30, is a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum, and was a Fulbright and Rhodes scholar.