Jennifer Anderson L.

Senior Governance and Rule of Law Advisor at USAID

LawyerAmerican University, Washington College of Law

United States


Senior democracy and international development professional with over 20 years of experience in the areas of transparency and accountability, anti-corruption, rule of law, local governance, international trade, and economic growth. Over 16 years of experience leading and implementing United States Agency for International Development (USAID) projects around the world. Currently serves as Senior Governance and Rule of Law Advisor for USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG). Provides technical leadership and project design support in local governance and decentralization, transparency and accountability, rule of law, and anti-corruption to USAID bureaus and missions around the world, and serves as USAID’s Point of Contact to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI). Previously served as Governance Director for Latin America at Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI), and maintained technical and management responsibility for the $100 million Governance portfolio, including integrated programs working in public service delivery improvement, participatory governance, conflict mitigation, public financial management, and enhanced civil society. For 13 years prior, served in a variety of senior roles at Chemonics International Inc. (Chemonics); including as Project Director for a wide portfolio of USAID projects in rule of law, regulatory reform, and economic growth in Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe & Eurasia; as Chief of Party on the USAID Bosnia FILE project and as Acting Chief of Party on the USAID CRECER project in El Salvador; and as in-house Legal Advisor, focusing on ethics/business conduct and FCPA/FCA investigations and reporting. Practiced law for an additional three years as an Associate at WilmerHale LLP, with a focus on both international trade and FCPA/FCA compliance.

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