Christopher Maloney

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Assistant to the Administrator

Chris Maloney is the Assistant to the Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL).  In this role, Mr. Maloney oversees offices that: shape USAID’s development policy, provide strategy and programming guidance, strengthen the Agency’s capacity to build and use evidence, and facilitate engagement with bilateral and multilateral organizations and other development partners.  He also plays a lead role in institutionalizing the Journey to Self-Reliance strategic approach at USAID.

Prior to joining USAID, Mr. Maloney spent five years at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), where he was the Managing Director for Country Selection and Eligibility. In this capacity, he oversaw the management of MCC’s annual country selection process and all issues related to country eligibility. Additionally he led numerous strategy-related efforts, including thinking through the continued evolution of MCC's unique development assistance model.

Mr. Maloney also spent five years with McKinsey & Company in Johannesburg, South Africa and Washington, D.C., where he focused primarily on agriculture, mining, and pharmaceutical clients in both the public and private sectors, including consulting on numerous Feed the Future strategies at various USAID Missions in Africa. Prior to McKinsey, he worked with Genesis Analytics, a South African economics consultancy based in Johannesburg, as well as in the Office of African Nations at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC.

Mr. Maloney holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MPA in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and African/African-American Studies from Stanford University.

Last updated: July 26, 2019

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