Dany Khy

Dany Khy is a senior international development professional with more than 16 years of experience leading programs in economic development with a focus on entrepreneurship, finance, and forging innovative public-private partnerships in the world’s largest emerging markets. She is currently serving as a director for Chemonics’ Center for Private Sector Engagement. Prior to Chemonics, Dany…

Zoltan Milic

Zoltan Milic is an experienced economist with over 17 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, data and complex systems modeling and analyses, change management, and internal auditing. Zoltan is currently the director of Monitoring and Evaluation, for Chemonics’ US Government Business Line. In his prior role, he served as the monitoring and impact evaluation…

Development Works Here with Razan Quossous

We’d like you to meet Razan Quossous! Razan is an economic growth expert with 20 years of experience, including private sector development and increasing access to finance. Now the business enabling environment component leader for a tourism project in Jordan, Razan shares her insights on how development work can spur economic growth to improve lives.…

Razan Quossous

Razan Quossous is an economic growth expert with more than 20 years of experience in the sector. Razan currently serves as the deputy chief of party and commercial sector lead for the USAID Recycling in Jordan Activity. Her technical expertise includes strengthening business enabling environments, economic reform, increasing access to finance, private sector development, investment promotion,…

Toward a More Competitive Economy in Ukraine

Political developments since the Maidan “Revolution of Dignity” give Ukraine the opportunity to create an open and competitive economy that can sustain growth over time, withstand systemic shocks, and provide economic opportunities to all Ukrainians. The USAID Competitive Economy Program (CEP) promotes a strong, diverse, and open economy by enhancing the business environment for small…

Final Report: Championing Economic Growth Best Practices in Asia and the Middle East – Asia and Middle East Economic Growth Best Practices

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Asia and Middle East Economic Growth Best Practices (AMEG) project in 2013. A five-year initiative with a shared ceiling of $69 million, AMEG enabled technical support teams in USAID’s Asia and Middle East bureaus to collaborate with USAID missions and operating units to identify and…

How Do We Leapfrog the Status Quo in Trade?

The word of the day is “innovation.” Ask anyone to define it, though, and you won’t get one answer. Innovation can be new technology, processes, models, ideas — but it can also be tools that we’ve had on our belt for several years, applied in new places. Innovation can be learning and adapting. It can…

Chemonics’ Work in Trade and Regulatory Reform

Chemonics’ programs strengthen governments’ institutional capacity to coordinate trade and tariff policies, build the capacity of governmental staff to negotiate and implement trade agreements, support the reform of border crossing operations, and build the capacity of customs officials. Chemonics also facilitates World Trade Organization (WTO) accession and compliance; supports trade policy improvements and the establishment…

Safir Sahar

Safir Sahar is a trade and customs legal expert with nearly 15 years of trade and customs reform experience, including six years implementing USAID-funded economic growth projects in Afghanistan and Central Asia. He is currently a project management unit director in Chemonics’ home office, managing the USAID Afghanistan Capacity Building Activity. He recently completed his…

News: Chemonics Helps Foster Economic Opportunity at the India-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show

New Delhi, India: Beginning Wednesday, September 27, the Passage to Prosperity: India-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show will bring together more than 1,000 public and private sector participants for a three-day trade and investment event. The purpose of the trade show is to support Afghan producers in expanding their exports to Indian markets. Creating opportunities for Afghan products…

News: Chemonics’ E-Payment Activities in Afghanistan

After decades of war, Afghanistan continues to raise headlines questioning the effectiveness and value of providing development assistance in such a conflict-prone country. It is easy to focus on the negative headlines and criticisms. Yet while there are challenges, there are also successes that prove why these investments matter. The Afghanistan Trade and Revenue (ATAR)…

A Stronger Private Sector in Pakistan

A primary prerequisite of stabilization is a robust and competitive private sector supported by policies that will enable economic growth. The USAID Pakistan Firms project worked toward this end, assisting targeted firms to boost exports and employment in the livestock, tourism, fishing, and mango industries. One main focus of Firms was to work with district…