Christopher Maloney

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Acting Assistant Administrator

Chris Maloney is the Acting Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Africa. In this capacity, he oversees 47 countries and 8 regional programs in sub-Saharan Africa with a USAID and U.S. Department of State budget of $8.5 billion of assistance in Fiscal Year 2018. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Maloney was the Assistant to the Administrator in USAID's Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning, where he led the development of the Agency's new strategic approach focused on building countries' abilities to plan, finance, and implement solutions to solve their own development challenges -- known as "the Journey to Self-Reliance." He continues to provide overall oversight on this initiative as the Agency operationalizes this new approach.

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: January 07, 2020

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