Senior Director, Accountability and International Policy
Kate Donald is the senior director of accountability and international policy at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, she worked on policy and advocacy in a range of international and multilateral spaces on issues related to human rights and economic justice. From 2014 to 2022, she worked at the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), including, most recently, as director of program and acting executive director. At CESR, she worked with partners around the world to conduct research on the human impacts of economic and social policies and to translate those findings into impactful advocacy at the global level. Her work has focused on economic and gender inequality, global economic governance, fiscal policy, and development finance. Earlier in her career, Donald worked at the United Nations in Geneva, with the U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty, and at the International Council on Human Rights Policy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in modern history from Oxford University and an interdisciplinary master’s degree in human rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science.