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Ryan Washburn, Mission Director
Ryan Washburn, Mission Director to the Philippines, Pacific Islands and Mongolia.

The Mission Director

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ryan Washburn is the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director to the Philippines, Pacific Islands and Mongolia, overseeing foreign assistance in 14 countries. Previously, Mr. Washburn was the Mission Director to Indonesia and the USAID’s Principal Officer to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Preceding Jakarta, he was posted to Washington, where he oversaw the Agency's $4 billion annual assistance program in East and Southern Africa as the Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator and East Africa Office Director.

Before returning to headquarters in 2014, Mr. Washburn spent his career with USAID on the African continent. He served as the Deputy Mission Director in Zambia, having previously worked in Rwanda, Ghana and Mali designing and managing agriculture, trade, education and governance programs. Prior to joining USAID as an economist in 2000, Mr. Washburn worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute analyzing the impact of conditional cash transfer programs. He started his career in international development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic.

Mr. Washburn holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Spanish from Cornell University and a Master's Degree in International Development Economics from Yale University.

Last updated: January 11, 2022

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