Agnieszka Rawa

Agnieszka Rawa is a vision-driven collaborative leader with a 26-year track record delivering programs that generate value, inclusion and social good while breaking new ground to advance sustainable development.  Currently, Agnieszka leads MCC’s $21.8 million Data Collaboratives for Local Impact partnership to empower people and communities to use data to improve lives and drive their own development. The program applies a systems approach and strategic investments like the Tanzania dLab and Sejen to build data skills and improve decisions, innovation challenges, fellowships, and efforts to make data relevant to communities through local listening campaigns, citizen mapping, and art.  

Prior to 2015, Agnieszka led MCC’s Africa portfolios totaling $4 billion of investments in infrastructure and policy reform in the education, health, water & sanitation, agriculture, power and transportation sectors.  Before joining MCC, Ms. Rawa spent 16 years in the private sector and was an equity partner in a global consulting firm where she worked in socio-environmentally complex areas around the globe.

Agnieszka’s experience spans a wide array of sectors and settings:  From the outskirts of New Orleans responding to a state-wide environmental health emergency when a toxic chemical was erroneously used in low-income homes; to Intuto, a remote locality in the Peruvian Amazon, balancing extractives development with the needs of indigenous communities; and most recently Tanzania and Côte d’Ivoire equipping youth with the data, innovation and tech skills they need to access jobs of the growing digital economy.

Ms. Rawa graduated from Stanford University; is a Donella Meadows Sustainability Fellow and is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Polish.  Her passion for sustainable development and novel approaches to achieve a better world began in Tangier where she spent 15 years. 

Expertise: International / Sustainable Development, environment, economic empowerment and poverty reduction, social inclusion, youth. 

Sectors:  Business, Government, Not-for-profit

Geography:  Central and South America, Africa, Middle East.