Sarah Geithner

Grant Writing Consultant

As an independent consultant to the World Bank and USAID, Sarah Geithner has over 20 years of experience designing, appraising, implementing, and evaluating international development projects, and analyzing key development challenges. Her extensive project and analytic work has focused on addressing local issues through extensive community engagement. In post-crisis, conflict and other fragile contexts, Sarah has worked closely with local counterparts to establish grant-making institutions that give control over planning decisions and investment resources for local development projects to community groups, working in partnership with local governments, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector and other supportive institutions. Sarah’s recent publications include a global stocktake of the World Bank’s experience in engaging youth through its community-driven development operations, and analyses of youth development policies and programs in Sierra Leone, Kenya and Nigeria. She obtained her AB from Dartmouth College and MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Born in Zambia and raised in India and Thailand, Sarah has spent almost half her life living and working in developing countries.




  • A.B. Dartmouth College
  • M.P.A. Harvard University