Derrick S. Brown

Derrick S. Brown
Mission Director

Derrick S. Brown was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for Bangladesh in July 2018.

As a Senior Foreign Service Officer holding the rank of Counselor, Mr. Brown brings to the position more than 29 years of development experience. Most recently, he served as USAID Mission Director in Angola from 2016 to 2018. Also, he served as USAID Deputy Mission Director in Indonesia for three years and Acting Mission Director for a year. Prior to that, he served in Botswana, Tanzania, Mozambique, Ghana, the Dominican Republic and Afghanistan.

Mr. Brown earned his Bachelor of Science from Alabama State University and a Master of Science from the University of Maryland.

USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing security and prosperity. Bangladesh is a key U.S. strategic partner in South Asia and shares a strong friendship driven by common interests. Yet, with nearly one in three people living in poverty, the country faces immense development challenges and faces an important crossroads in its democratic evolution. USAID is helping Bangladesh address development challenges that threaten to undermine its economic potential and stability.

USAID has partnered with Bangladesh since its 1971 independence and is committed to helping achieve its goal of becoming a middle-income country by 2021 – its 50th year of independence.

Last updated: October 17, 2019

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