Dr. Aliza Inbal is the Founding Director of Pears Program for Global Innovation, which builds bridges between the Israeli innovation ecosystem and the developing world in order to increase the scope, relevance, professionalism, and impact of Israel’s contribution to innovation for development. One of Israel’s top experts in innovation ecosystems for inclusive innovation, she has been responsible for the design and launch of several innovative Israeli government programs to support Israeli technology innovation for development. For her impact on Israel’s approach to inclusive technology innovation, she was chosen in 2012 by an Israeli national newspaper as one of the 100 most influential Jews in the world. Prior to this, she was a Senior Evaluation Officer at the World Bank, where she led large evaluation studies. She presently continues to work with the World Bank on major global evaluations. She has a PhD from George Washington University in International Development Administration, where her dissertation was on evaluation of capacity development.