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Chief of Party Mark Grubb

Mark Grubb is a development professional with over 20 years of executive management experience in international development programs impacting Iraq, Afghanistan, Central Eastern Europe, the former Yugoslavia, Central Asian republics, and Moldova. He currently serves as chief of party on the Cities Implementing Transparent, Innovative, and Effective Solutions (CITIES) Project in Jordan. His expertise includes economic growth, civil society strengthening, and democracy and governance. Prior to CITIES, Mr. Grubb served as chief of party on eight other USAID-funded projects, including the Local Development Program in the Kyrgyz Republic and the Afghanistan Municipal Strengthening Program. In addition, he served for 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Grubb holds a M.Sc. in management information systems from the Naval Post Graduate School and a B.A. in political science from The Military College of South Carolina.


Blog Posts by Mark Grubb

The Case of Jordan: Empowering Municipalities to Improve Public Service Delivery

This post originally appeared on UrbanLinks. Quick infusions of public services are usually a surefire way for local officials to increase their political capital. But pushing through reforms that spur longer-term economic development and strengthen community cohesion is often much harder to accomplish amid competing priorities. In Jordan, USAID’s Cities Implementing Transparent Innovative and Effective…