Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) Harry Bader oversees DDI’s Private Sector Engagement Hub, the Center for Economics and Market Development, and manages the Agency’s relationship with the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation. Previously, Harry Bader was DAA for the Center for Environment, Energy, and Infrastructure, the Office of Environmental and Social Risk Management, and was the Agency’s Climate Change Coordinator. He also served as Acting Executive Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab.
Prior to joining USAID, Mr. Bader was a professor of environmental and polar security studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He has also worked as the Arctic Region Manager for the Alaska State Department of Natural Resources, where he supervised the conservation, development, and protection of oil, mineral, timber, wildlife, water, and wilderness resources.
Mr. Bader, who has a JD from Harvard University, has worked on humanitarian, private sector-based economic growth, and natural resource management projects both domestically and internationally. From 2009-2011 he served with USAID in the Office of Civilian Response. He is the recipient of the USAID 2011 Award for Heroism related to actions while co-leading the Natural Resources Counterinsurgency Cell in eastern Afghanistan.