George D.

Senior Strategic Advisor

Doctoral DegreeUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, The Graduate School



I bring forty years of high-impact, innovative and team-oriented international development leadership, management and coordination experience with civil society, private sector, inter-governmental (UN) and national and local governments for development and humanitarian outcomes in vital sectors and global challenges including: governance; food security; climate change; trade promotion, economic growth and job creation; global health; urbanization and energy security. I have accomplished experience in development assistance policy-making and implementation; extensive experience in planning, implementation and evaluation of work programs and budgets; building public-private partnerships including civil society and university partnerships and capacity building programs, and multi-lateral development bank program coordination and negotiation with United States Government, United Nations agencies, JBIC, IMF, World Bank, IFC, Asian and Islamic Development Banks, EU/DEVCO, EBRD, ASEAN and numerous bilateral donor agencies, international and significant national NGOs and private foundations. I am strongly committed to outcome and results-based programs with accountability for performance and impacts especially to beneficiary/affected populations. I have specialized expertise in housing and urban development and planning with over twenty years of experience with low cost housing, serviced site development, slum upgrading, urban policy development, national housing strategies, housing finance, municipal development, housing cooperatives, condominium associations and participatory budgeting. I also have specialized expertise in urban-based humanitarian policy development and assistance including mobilizing first responses and reconstruction in urban natural disasters and complex emergencies, engaging local governments in relief and reconstruction efforts, eliminating parallel systems and processes, housing and infrastructure reconstruction and land issues and security for IDP and refugee resettlement. I have retired as a senior officer from both the United Nations and USAID.


  • development
  • international development
  • usaid
  • climate change
  • economic policy
  • goal global
  • test
  • united states
  • india
  • haiti
  • kazakhstan
  • afghanistan
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries

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