Jon-Paul Bowles is a senior advisor for I4DI. For several years he lived and worked in Latin America where he managed a $20+ million portfolio of development funds for one of the world’s largest INGOs. He has since used his “boots on the ground” experience to help large development organizations test, refine, and implement their strategies and programs to increase social, environmental, and financial ROI. He has worked with several influential development organizations including the World Bank, World Visions, United Nations Foundation, The Inter-American Development Bank, USAID, UNDP, UNESCO, and National Geographic.
Jon-Paul believes that market-based solutions to social and environmental issues will define the next generation of change makers. By tapping into the market’s constant feedback loop and measuring behaviors of stakeholders, he helps organizations enhance their impact, refine programs based on data, and convert those findings into recommendations for how organizations can nimbly adapt.
He received an M.A. in Public Communication from American University and his B.A. in Political Science and Communication from Furman University.