Our Organization

Our World in Data is a project of the Global Change Data Lab, a non-profit organization based in the United Kingdom (Registered Charity Number 1186433).

Board of Trustees

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Hetan Shah

Chair of the Board

Hetan Shah is chief executive at the British Academy, the UK’s national academy for humanities and social sciences. He is Visiting Professor at the Policy Institute, Kings College London and a Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London. Hetan was appointed in 2024 by the UK Parliament to the board of the National Audit Office, the UK’s independent spending watchdog. Hetan serves on a number of advisory boards including for the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, the UCL Policy Lab and the Resolution Foundation.

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Professor Wendy Carlin

Wendy Carlin is one of the directors at Global Change Data Lab, and she is a founding member of our Board of Trustees. She is Professor of Economics at University College London, Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute. She is also leading the CORE Project, an international educational project to reform the undergraduate economics curriculum. The CORE Project produces open-access e-books used in universities around the world. She is also a member of the Expert Advisory Panel of the UK’s Office for Budget Responsibility.

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Professor Stefano Caria

Stefano Caria is one of the directors at Global Change Data Lab, and he is a founding member of our Board of Trustees. He is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick specializing in development economics. He is also affiliated with J-PAL, CEPR, CAGE and the EEE program at STICERD.

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Rachel Glennerster CMG, FRSA

Rachel Glennerster is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Division of Social Science at the University of Chicago. Her research includes randomized trials of health, women’s empowerment, education and political accountability in West Africa and South Asia as well as ways to stimulate innovation. She is Faculty Director of the Market Shaping Accelerator at UChicago which analysis approaches to shape markets to deliver innovation to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Rachel Glennerster served as Chief Economist at the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and the Department for International Development in the UK and as Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. In 2021, Pr. Glennerster was appointed Companion of the Order of St
Michael and St George for services to international development. She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Teaching at the Right Level Africa.

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Sir Andrew William Dilnot CBE

Andrew Dilnot is the Warden of Nuffield College Oxford.  He was chair of the UK Statistics Authority from 2012 to 2017, the founding presenter of BBC Radio 4’s programme ‘More or Less’, the Principal of St Hugh’s College Oxford from 2002-2012, and the Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies from 1991-2002.

Previous Trustees

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Professor Sir David Hendry

David Hendry was a founding member of our Board of Trustees. He is co-director of Climate Econometrics at Nuffield College and was previously Professor of Economics at Oxford University where he was Chairman of the Economics Department from 2001—2007. He was knighted in 2009, and he is an Honorary Vice-President and past President of the Royal Economic Society.

Oxford Partnership

Our World in Data is produced as a collaborative effort between researchers at the University of Oxford, who are the scientific contributors of the website content; and the non-profit organization Global Change Data Lab, who owns, publishes and maintains the website and the data tools.

At the University of Oxford, the research team is affiliated with the Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development, where the mission is to produce academic research on the world’s largest problems based on the empirical analysis of global data.


Global Change Data Lab is a non-profit organization and we are funded through grants and reader donations. You can learn more about our funding in our How We’re Funded page, and you can help us do more by donating here – it will make a real difference.