Bridget Barry

Bridget Barry
Latin America and South Asia Program Associate
United States

Bridget Barry has been with The Hunger Project as the Latin America and South Asia Program Associate since May 2013. Bridget brings years of experience in Latin America, most recently having spent time as a Research Assistant with the United Nations Development Program in Brasilia. After receiving an undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Environmental Science and Spanish, Bridget worked in conservation and sustainable development in Belize, before transitioning to more human-focused community development in Guatemala. Bridget received her MSc in Urbanisation and Development from the London School of Economics, with an emphasis on Guatemalan land politics.

Blog Posts

William Easterly’s Tyranny of Experts: It’s “Time at Last” for Development to be about Human Rights and Equality

March 14, 2014
At a recent book launch for Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor at Cooper Union’s Great Hall in New York in early March, development economist at New York University (NYU)’s Development Research Institute William Easterly questioned and sought to debunk what he referred to as development “myths.”


Information is Progress: Visits to Chirapaq Communities

December 6, 2013
"After meeting with the Organization of Indigenous Women of Laramate leaders in Lima at the World Conference of Indigenous Women, a declaration they made stuck with me as we drove 10 hours to their mountainous villages: 'An informed community is one that progresses.'" Hunger Project staff member Bridget Barry brings us this field report of her visit to indigenous communities in Peru.


Mexico’s National Crusade Against Hunger

July 17, 2013
The Government of Mexico is pioneering a locally oriented social program to eradicate hunger called the National Crusade Against Hunger (the Crusade). Having submitted initial recommendations to influence its development, The Hunger Project-Mexico is eager to continue supporting the Crusade as it is implemented in all four of our program states.