David Barth

David Barth

Vice President, International Programs

David Barth joined Save the Children US in 2018 as Vice President, International Programs, to lead humanitarian response as well as our global health, child protection, education, food security and youth livelihoods programs around the world. In his role, David advances Save the Children’s mission to ensure all children survive, learn and are protected.

Prior to joining Save the Children, David directed the Global Grants division at the Ford Foundation, where he led grant making for numerous bodies of work, including education, child marriage, women’s rights and youth leadership.

David also had a 20-year career with USAID, starting as a Regional Legal Advisor in various contexts, then establishing the Office of Middle East Programs, where he served as Director. He then served as the Director of the Office of Education and Deputy Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from Boston University and a J.D. from the National Law Center at George Washington University. 

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