Raissa T.

Deputy Director for Asia at National Democratic Institute

Master's DegreeFletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

United States


Democracy and governance professional with 20 years of experience in political processes and international development in Asia. Proven competency in regional strategy development and execution, program leadership and management, partnership strengthening and network expansion. Extensive expertise in development assistance program design, implementation and evaluation, including in the areas of electoral processes, democratic governance, civil society strengthening, political party and coalition development, technology and political activism, women’s political empowerment and youth engagement. Direct experience in developing and implementing democracy assistance programs for Afghanistan, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam and regional initiatives across Asia.


  • democracy
  • development
  • implementation
  • economic policy
  • international development
  • pakistan
  • afghanistan
  • united states
  • philippines
  • burma
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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