Stanley Wood
Senior Program Officer, Data and Diagnostics
Agricultural Policy & Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation by way of the HarvestChoice project


Stanley Wood joined the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in early 2013. Prior to that he was a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC. He joined IFPRI in 1995 and until 1997 was outposted to the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia working on impact assessment studies for regional agricultural research. Since then he was based at IFPRI headquarters, where he led IFPRI's research on spatial analysis in a policy context. Wood was a co-principal investigator, HarvestChoice. HarvestChoice is a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that generates knowledge products to help guide strategic investments in improving the productivity and profitability of cropping systems in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Before joining IFPRI, Wood served as an independent consultant to multilateral and bilateral development organizations on natural resource, land use, and agricultural systems modeling, based in Libya, Italy and Indonesia.A British citizen, Wood earned his M.Sc. in water resources development from the University of Birmingham, and his M.Sc. in agricultural development from the University of London. Wood received his Ph.D. in economics, also with the University of London.