About April Warren

April Warren is a private sector advisor on the SHOPS Plus project with over 10 years of experience in global health. She recently completed a fellowship as an innovation advisor at USAID’s Global Development Lab. In this role, Warren supported agency teams to integrate innovative approaches, such as pay-for-results, open innovation, and human-centered design, into their programming. She previously worked on the SHOPS Plus and SHOPS projects, supporting market assessments, developing business plans, and managing a challenge fund to support innovative health enterprises. Additional experience includes managing a cost-effectiveness and impact evaluation in Uganda, and working on a World Bank-supported Sanitation Marketing Pilot Program in Cambodia. Warren holds an MS from the Harvard School of Public Health and a BA from the University of Michigan.


Market-based approaches, partnership development, social enterprise, base-of-the-pyramid business models and marketing, design thinking, prizes and challenge funds, project management

Country Experience

Armenia, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania

Authored Publications




Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is a five-year cooperative agreement (AID-OAA-A-15-00067) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through USAID. The information provided on this website is not official U.S. government information and does not represent the views or positions of USAID or the U.S. government.

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