Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen

Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is the Vice President of the Office of Development Policy at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). In this role she is responsible for ensuring that DFC’s portfolio and projects have measurable development impact, respect human rights, and are environmentally and socially sustainable.

Prior to joining DFC, Ms. Boggs Davidsen created, launched, and directed the strategy and start-up of SDG Impact, a global executive initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) focused on eliminating barriers and driving more integrity for sustainable investment at scale. She positioned UNDP to be the global standards setter for SDG enabling investment by helping investors set, measure, report and disclose on their contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

For the majority of her career, Ms. Boggs Davidsen held leadership roles at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She was the Manager of the Knowledge Economy of the largest fund administered by IDB, Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF). As Chief of the Impact Investing portfolio, she directed annual investments and grants. Ms. Boggs Davidsen was the lead architect and Principal Investment Officer for the Opportunities for the Majority Office, the first dedicated office within a development finance institution in financing inclusive business models using market-based principles. She was also a Policy Adviser to the Executive Vice President on operational, policy, and programmatic issues of IDB activity with social sectors and the environment.

Ms. Boggs Davidsen earned a MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, a MA in Spanish from Middlebury College in Madrid, and a BA of Political Science and Spanish from Middlebury College in Vermont.