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Director Isaiah Oliver

Isaiah Oliver is a competitiveness, trade, and private sector development expert with more than 10 years of international development experience focusing on the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, and Latin America. He has conducted assessments and developed implementation strategies for programs in diverse sectors, including enterprise competitiveness, financial market development, and economic policy reform. Currently a director in Chemonics’ Latin America and Caribbean regional business unit, Mr. Oliver previously served as deputy chief of party for the Asia and Middle East Economic Growth Best Practices Program (AMEG). He led a variety of economic assessments and pilot activities under AMEG, including conducting research on cost-effective approaches to job creation and on social impact investment funds for India. Mr. Oliver holds an M.A. in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in urban policy from the University of Richmond.


Blog Posts by Isaiah Oliver

3 Questions with Lilian Likicho and Isaiah Oliver: Trends in Youth Development

This year’s Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit challenged participants to think about achieving and scaling results in youth development over the next decade, while including youth in the process. From your perspective, what does the next decade hold for youth in development? Isaiah: From my perspective, the greatest challenge facing youth is a lack of…

New Research on Engaging the U.S. Indian Diaspora in Impact Investing

The World Bank predicts that India will receive $70 billion in remittances from its diaspora around the world in 2015. In absolute terms, this is the largest volume of remittances of any country in the world (followed by China, the Philippines, Mexico, and Nigeria). It is also more than six times USAID’s entire budget request…