Director, Asia Regional Business Unit 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 in Chemonics’ Asia Regional Business Unit, while advising on private sector engagement and innovative finance throughout the company. Prior to Chemonics, Ms. Khy led the economic division for Asia at USAID, overseeing the design and management of $160 million in programs across 18 countries in Asia with direct oversight of $12 million in grants to catalyze private capital and promote inclusive growth. While at USAID, she leveraged more than $70 million in financing to advance priority development initiatives, spearheaded the bureau’s transition to shared value partnerships with the private sector, and expanded her team’s portfolio to blended finance and impact investing. Ms. Khy joined the U.S. government as a Presidential Management Fellow and was a David L. Boren Fellowship recipient. Prior to her international work, Ms. Khy worked in the U.S. Congress managing issues ranging from foreign affairs to immigration and refugee policy. She holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University.
by Dany Khy
Recently, Chemonics partnered with the University of Notre Dame (one of the partners in the creation of USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Evidence Gap Map) to conduct an in-depth survey of our development programs. The goal was to better understand how our projects are working with the private sector to achieve development impact — and, more…