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Chief of Party, USAID Cities Implementing Transparent, Innovative and Effective Solutions Project David Anderson

David Anderson is an expert in governance, economic growth, and legal and regulatory reform with more than 20 years of experience, including on USAID-funded projects in the Middle East, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Africa. He is chief of party on the USAID Cities Implementing Transparent, Innovative and Effective Solutions (CITIES) Project in Jordan. His experience includes municipal governance, trade, economic growth, justice sector, legal and regulatory reform, legal education, and combating wildlife trafficking and illegal logging. Since joining Chemonics in 2010, Mr. Anderson has been chief of party on the USAID Changes for Justice (C4J) Project in Indonesia and the USAID Governance for Inclusive Growth (GIG) Program in Vietnam. Prior to joining Chemonics, he led projects in Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, and Indonesia. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., was the executive director of the International Law Students Association, and was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire). Mr. Anderson holds a J.D. from Southern Illinois University and a B.M. from the University of Cincinnati.

by David Anderson


Equipping for Expected and…Unexpected Outcomes: The Convergence of Economic Growth and Governance

Sustainable development requires attention to the multiple dimensions of economic, political, and social complexities, all of which interconnect. We know from our own experience that economic growth leads to changes in society and, thereby, corresponding changes in the relationships among government, private sector, social structures, and institutions. For example, increased international trade is likely to…

Democracy and Governance: Measuring for Success

I once commented to a caseflow management trainer that caseflow management is “as much art as science.” He replied that it is actually “much more art” than science. My work on rule of law projects has led me to the same conclusion. Democracy and governance (D&G) programs are dynamic. Each program begins with a clear…