Jeffrey Jackson currently serves as Senior Private Sector Advisor in the Africa Bureau where he has responsibility for the broad areas of trade, investment, enterprise development and finance. He manages a diverse portfolio of activities including the African Diaspora Marketplace, the multi-donor partnership for making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) and the AGOA Forum. Mr. Jackson serves on the Credit Review Board, which reviews and approves all USAID credit guarantees.
Before joining USAID, Mr. Jackson held positions at the International Monetary Fund, U.S. Treasury Office of International Affairs, the US Congress Committee on Budget, and the Deloitte & Touche Emerging Markets Group and PGi LLC. He has lived and worked throughout eastern and southern Africa in various positions involving advising government departments and agencies on private sector-led economic growth strategies, and participating in the design, development and implementation of new financial products.
In the academic area, Mr. Jackson was Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. He has been a lecturer at other universities, including the University of the Witswatersrand (Wits) and the UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership in South Africa.
Mr. Jackson holds a BA from Columbia University in New York (1972) and a MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (1975) where his focus areas were Economics, African Studies and International Law. Additional Studies were undertaken at Oxford University and the UDC Graduate School of Business.
Last updated: September 03, 2015