Susan Davis

Special guest

Susan Davis is the founder and Executive Director of Improve International, a mission-driven research and consulting firm that seeks to improve the responses to the water and sanitation crises.

Susan has 27 years experience of not saving the world, and has developed a healthy sense of skepticism after evaluating or supporting international development activities in 22 countries. Based on her own and other’s failures, she advises donors, impact investors, and donor advisors on how to better invest in effective sustainable water and sanitation services in developing countries. She specializes in identifying root causes of failure and has spoken on this topic at several international conferences. She began her work in international development with WaterPartners International (now, and has also worked with CARE USA and Water For People.

Susan holds a MPH from George Washington University and a B.S. in Applied Biology from Georgia Tech.

Susan Davis has been a guest on 1 episode.