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Hanna Azemati is a program director with the Harvard Kennedy School's Government Performance Lab, leading its work on the Bloomberg Philanthropies' What Works Cities initiative. She also helped New York state develop and launch its first social impact bond project.

Before joining the Government Performance Lab, Azemati was a financial analyst at Citigroup in New York City and a Fellow for Kiva in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. She earned her bachelor's degree in economics with a minor in government from Dartmouth College and her master's degree in international relations from Yale University.

October 25, 2018

How Social Services and Performance Contracting Fit Together

Turning around the lives of at-risk populations requires a focus on outcomes, evidence and rigorous evaluation.
July 18, 2018

How Cities Can Get Strategic About Procurement

Louisville is pioneering an approach that aims to make purchasing and contracting a key ingredient in successfully delivering services.
April 18, 2018

8 Strategies for Cities to Make the Most of Contracting

By applying a strategic lens to the procurement process, local governments can transform how they partner with the private sector.
March 27, 2018

5 Ways to Make the Most of Pay for Success

New federal legislation provides an opportunity for state and local governments to use the innovative approach to reinvent social services.