Christopher Jurgens

Christopher Jurgens
Global Partnerships Division Director, Office of Innovation and Development Alliances

Chris Jurgens leads the Global Partnerships Division in the Office of Innovation and Development Alliances (IDEA) at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which is responsible for providing overall leadership of the Agency’s public-private partnership efforts, many of which are established as Global Development Alliances.  The Global Partnerships Division builds the Agency’s overall partnership capacity by providing advisory services to Missions and Bureaus, and also directly establishes high-impact partnerships which address global priorities for USAID.  

Prior to joining USAID, Chris served as Director of Global Programs for Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), Accenture’s not-for-profit consulting practice which serves international development sector clients.  Chris oversaw ADP’s global portfolio with over 50 NGOs and donor agencies, and he directly managed ADP’s relationships with organizations including CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Habitat for Humanity, IFC, and PEPFAR.  A co-author of Accenture’s Convergence Economy point-ofview, Chris led Accenture’s efforts in North America to engage its corporate clients in global development issues via cross-sectoral partnerships.  
 
Chris has a Master’s degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a B.A. in Economics from Miami University, where he was a Truman Scholar and Harrison Scholar.  He is married and lives in Washington, D.C.

Last updated: March 15, 2013

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