RTI International is pleased to host a forum with Susan Fine, Acting Assistant to the Administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL). The forum will be an opportunity for members of the Triangle's international development community to learn about recent thinking at USAID to promote the journey of developing countries to self-reliance. Ms. Fine will also discuss USAID’s recently published metrics of self-reliance and how USAID and the development community can put them into practice.
An audience Q&A session will be held following Ms. Fine's remarks.
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Susan Fine, Acting Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL), USAID
Ms. Fine, a Senior Foreign Service Officer with rank of Minister Counselor, has served in multiple positions in Washington and overseas including Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, PPL, responsible for policy and development cooperation, Director for Development Cooperation, and Mission Director for Senegal and the Sahel, where she managed a complex, multi-sector portfolio in Senegal, the Sahel Resilience program and bilateral activities in Niger and Burkina Faso. Prior to that, she was Director for East African Affairs in the Africa Bureau where she oversaw USAID’s programs in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes countries.
From 2010-11, Ms. Fine was Deputy Mission Director responsible for southern Sudan during its historic self-determination referendum and transition to independence. Ms. Fine began her development career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland and served with USAID in Uganda, South Africa, and Senegal before returning to Washington in 2004 to work in the Bureau for Asia and the Middle East and the Office of the Chief Operating Officer.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
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