Lisa Jordan

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Lisa Jordan was "Deputy Director of the Global and Civil Society Unit at the Ford Foundation. Ms. Jordan graduated cum laude in 1992 with a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands. She has acted as a consultant for numerous foundations both in the fields of development and environment and has published articles in Dutch, English and Spanish on changes in the field of development, the phenomena of non-governmental organizations and on the multilateral development banks. Previous positions included directing the U.S. component of the Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE), an environmental exchange program for parliamentarians; acting as a legislative assistant to Congressman Jim Scheuer, who served the people of the 8th district in New York; directing the multilateral development bank program of BothEnds, a non-profit in the Netherlands; and directing the Bank Information Center, a non-profit in Washington D.C." [1]

Lisa joined the Bernard van Leer Foundation as executive director "in July 2009, having previously worked with the Ford Foundation for nine years. She is a senior executive in the field of philanthropy with over twenty years of experience in NGOs, foundations and governments. She has degrees from the University of Michigan and the Institute for Social Studies, and has multiple publications on the topics of globalization, global civil society and NGO accountability." [2]


  • NGO Accountability: Politics, Principles and Innovations, Edited by Lisa Jordan and Peter van Tuijl


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  1. LBJ School Screening Room, LBJ School of Public Affairs, accessed September 12, 2007.
  2. Team, Bernard van Leer Foundation, accessed July 19, 2010.
  3. Steering Committee, Funders Network on Trade and Globalization, accessed July 12, 2007.
  4. Staff, New Labor Forum, accessed March 31, 2010.