Joseph Christoff serves as a Senior Advisor to MSI’s leadership team and practices areas. As a prior Senior Vice President, he led MSI’s strategy, evaluation and analysis (SEA); leadership and organizational development, and education practice areas.
Joseph has more than 30 years of experience developing strategies and methods for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and impact of government programs. As the prior director of MSI’s Institute for Public Accountability, he helped build the evaluation and reporting skills of countries’ accountability institutions, including national audit offices and anti-corruption agencies, offices that can be the potential enablers of greater accountability and transparency in countries’ public financial management practices.
Previously, he was the director of the international affairs and trade team at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he managed 120 analysts, economists, lawyers and statisticians. These teams produced over 200 performance evaluations and audits in more than 100 countries that assessed the effectiveness of $1 trillion in U.S. development and security assistance. The reports detailed 200 recommendations for improving government performance and saved the American taxpayer over $2.1 billion.
Joseph is a Harvard University Senior Executive Fellow and received a master’s degree in public administration from American University in Washington, D.C.