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William F.

Governance Reform specialist, Public Policy analyst and Peacebuilding practitioner focused on Southeast Asia

Master's DegreeUniversity of California, Berkeley

United States


I am a development practitioner focused on governance and social protection in Southeast Asia with 7 years of experience, including three years in Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Vietnam and Malaysia), and three years in Washington DC. I recently completed a masters degree at the Goldman School for Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. My coursework focused primarily on econometrics, policy analysis, program evaluation, and international economic development. I am seeking opportunities to work with a tenacious and inquisitive team to promote evidence-based policies and programs that support poor and marginalized populations. Before moving to the Bay Area, I served as Freedom House's first Country Representative in Myanmar. As Country Representative, I oversaw day-to-day operation of programs on policy advocacy and research, inter-religious conflict, and think tank development. I helped to raise over $900,000 within 6 months of moving to Myanmar. I regularly traveled throughout Southeast Asia, including to Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia, to conduct project oversight, evaluations, needs assessments and donor outreach. Adaptive program manager with experience overseeing global, regional, and country-level programs. Managed cooperative agreements and grants from USAID, FCO, and the State Department. Currently, I am a governance reform consultant to The Asia Foundation's programs focusing on municipal governance reform in Myanmar. I conduct survey analysis and econometric modeling to inform tax reform, approaches to public service delivery, and messaging between government and constituents. I co-authored the recently published 2017 City Life Survey and am co-managing the design, implementation and analysis of the 2018 City Life Survey.


  • economic policy
  • research & development
  • public administration
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • legislation / regulations
  • myanmar
  • malaysia
  • cambodia
  • united states
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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