June 1-2, 2023

Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC

Poverty still affects billions.

Governments alone cannot solve the problem. Could faith be an important part of the solution? In 2016, ICM hosted an event at Yale to explore these issues. A lot has happened since then.

On June 1-2, 2023, ICM hosted the Poverty and Religion pt. 2 Conference in Washington DC. Thank you to all of our speakers, panelists, moderators and attendees for contributing to the conversation.

Session 1 Videos

David Sutherland, CEO, International Care Ministries

Dr Dean Karlan, Founder, Innovations for Poverty Action

Dr Lincoln Lau, Director of Research, International Care Ministries

Panel: Session 1

Session 2: Documenting Change

Kenneth Scheffler, Innovations for Poverty Action

Kate Williams, Excellence in Giving

Mia Choi, ICM

Alma Perey, ICM

Helena Manguerra, ICM

Q&A: Documenting Change

Session 3: Integrated Approaches

Daryn Go, ICM

Catriona Dejean, Tearfund

Rebecca Redfield, HOPE International

Dr Brian Fikkert, The Chalmers Center

Q&A: Integrated Approaches

Lunch Panel: NGOs paid for results

Celeste Brubaker, Village Enterprise

Brian Boland, Delta Fund

Greg Spencer, Common Good Marketplace

Liam McCormick, UBS

Q&A: NGOs Paid for Results

Session 4: Psychosocial Factors

Krisha Lim, ICM

Dr Lincoln Lau, ICM

Dr Philip Monroe, American Bible Society

Daryn Go, ICM

Louise Joachimowski, ICM

Dr Gharad Bryan, London School of Economics

Rachel Lehrer, Becoming One

Q&A: Psychosocial Factors

Session 5: Health

Dr Mindy Kelly & Sharon Pang, ICM

Dr Warren Dodd, University of Waterloo

Dr Elisabeth Babb, Lifewater International

Yombo Tankoano, Catholic Medical Mission Board

Q&A: Health, Anna Koons, Dovetail Impact Foundation (moderator)

Dinner Panel: Philanthropy Advisors

Dr Paul Penley, EIG (moderator)

Session 6: The State of Evidence in Religion and Development

Katherine Marshall, World Faiths Development Dialogue

Session 7: Education

Dr Jeffrey Bloem, International Food Policy Research Institute

Dr Kevin Wong, Pepperdine University

Dr Sarah Kabay, Innovations for Poverty Action

Dr Lindsey Perry, Compassion International

Q&A: Education

Session 8: Economic Development

Dr Lincoln Lau, ICM

Hannah Ferrolino, ICM

Madison Hurst, ICM

Nathanael Goldberg, Innovations for Poverty Action

Dr Paul Niehaus, University of California San Diego

Kathy Goss & Alan Kakinda, Compassion

Corey Chin, Plant With Purpose

Chloe Bass, World Vision USA

Dr Genzo Yamamoto, Opportunity International

Lanre Williams-Ayedun, World Relief

Q&A: Economic Development

Lunch Panel: Faith and Public Funding

Michele Wymer, Kyle House Group (moderator)

Session 9: Spiritual Values

Dr Shelley Trebesch, ICM

Alyssa Ang, ICM

Sarah Gray, Eido Research

Dr James Waters, Kingdom Impact Ltd

Nicholas Lombardi, International Cooperating Ministries

Kathy Goss, Compassion

Rebecca Redfield, HOPE International

Q&A: Spiritual Values

Panel: Evidence to Motivate Major Donors

Josh Kwan, The Gathering (moderator)

David Sutherland, ICM, Closing Remarks


David Sutherland
CEO, International Care Ministries
Former CFO, Morgan Stanley Asia

Kent Annan
Director, Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership, Wheaton College

Jamie Aten, PhD
Executive Director, Humanitarian Disaster Institute, Wheaton College

Elizabeth Babb, PhD
Senior Director of Program Quality, Lifewater International

JD Bauman
Director, Effective Altruism for Christians

Jeffrey Bloem, PhD
Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute

Brian Boland
Co-founder, Delta Fund

Paul Bolte
Executive Vice President, TrustBridge Global Foundation

Celeste Brubaker
Chief Impact Officer, Village Enterprise

Gharad Bryan, PhD
Associate Professor of Economics, London School of Economics

Corey Chin
Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Plant With Purpose

Adrian Cook
Director of Research and Evaluation, The Rees-Jones Foundation

Catriona Dejean
Director of Strategy and Impact, Tearfund

Warren Dodd, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

Douglas Duenkel
President and CEO, Innovations for Gospel Impact

Brian Fikkert, PhD
President and Founder, The Chalmers Center for Economic Development

Nathanael Goldbert
Senior Director, Sector Programs, Innovations for Poverty Action

Sarah Gray
Head of Evaluation and Learning, Eido Research

Dean Karlan, PhD
Professor of Economics and Finance, Northwestern University
Founder, Innovations for Poverty Action
Chief Economist, USAID

Kathy Goss
Senior Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Compassion International

Sarah Kabay, PhD
Education Program Director, Innovations for Poverty Action

Alan Kakinda
Senior Manager, Innovation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Compassion International

Dr. Mindy Kelly
Chief Health Officer, International Care Ministries

Anna Koons
Knowledge and Learning Manager, Dovetail Impact Foundation

Josh Kwan
President, The Gathering

Philip Langford
Chief Operating Officer, Dovetail Impact Foundation

Rachel Lehrer
Becoming One

Nicholas Lombardi
Vice President, Programs Operations, International Cooperating Ministries

Katherine Marshall
Senior Fellow, Georgetown University
Executive Director, World Faiths Development Dialogue

Steve Mayer
Program Officer, Cornerstone Trust

Liam McCormick
Executive Director and Senior Strategist, Family Advisory and Philanthropy Service Group, UBS

Philip Monroe, PhD
Director of Trauma Healing Institute, American Bible Society

Paul Neihaus, PhD
President and Co-Founder, GiveDirectly
Professor of Economics, UC San Diego

Paul Penley, PhD
Giving Advisor, Excellence in Giving

Lincoln Lau, PhD
Director of Research, International Care Ministries

Lindsey Perry, PhD
Senior Manager Monitoring & Evaluation Design, Compassion International

Adam Phllips
Executive Director, Local, Faith and Transformative Partnerships Hub, USAID

Kenneth Scheffler
Director, Innovations for Poverty Action

Sally Smith, PhD
Senior Advisor for Faith Network, World Health Organization

Alix Peterson Zwayne
CEO, Global Innovation Fund

Greg Spencer
CEO and Co-Founder, Common Good Marketplace

Sneha Stephen
Senior Research Manager, Innovations for Poverty Action

Jeff Thomas
CEO and Founder, Arkos Global Advisors

Shelley Trebesch, PhD
Managing Director, International Care Ministries

James Waters, PhD
Director of Kingdom Impact Framework

Lanre Williams-Ayedun
Senior Vice President, International Programs World Relief

Dan Williams
Vice President, Integrated Strategy and Impact, HOPE International

Kate Williams
Senior Vice President, Excellence in Giving
Former Vice President for MERL, Compassion International

Kevin Wong, PhD
Assistant Professor of Education, Pepperdine University

Michele Wymer
Partner, KyleHouse Group

Genzo Yamamoto, PhD
Director of Knowledge Management, Opportunity International

Alix Peterson Zwane
CEO, Global Innovation Fund