Jonathan Dolan, Director of Research

Prior to joining DIAL in January 2021, Jonathan led Future State’s research agenda, which prioritized frontier topics such as governing data for individual empowerment and models for trusted data sharing. In this capacity, he was the lead author of the World Bank’s Report Unraveling Data’s Gordian Knot, which served as input into the Bank’s 2021 World Development Report and its overall data governance strategy. Prior to Future State, Jonathan led the Digital Inclusion team within USAID’s Digital Development program advising on the overall strategy and growth while also formulating partnerships like the Alliance for Affordable Internet. Jonathan served as a 2019 non-resident fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative and as a steering committee member for the World Economic Forum’s Internet for All Initiative. Earlier in his career, Jonathan worked at the International Finance Corporation.