Elizabeth Warfield

Elizabeth Warfield
Mission Director

Elizabeth Warfield is the Mission Director for USAID in Mexico.

From August 2013 to September 2016, she served as USAID’s first Local Solutions Coordinator in the office of the Agency’s Counselor.  Reflecting the Agency’s commitment to sustainability and local ownership, Local Solutions is about creating the conditions whereby countries can sustain their own development.  USAID partners directly and indirectly with local actors and local systems – government, private sector, civil society and academia – to achieve locally owned, sustained outcomes. 

In July 2013, Ms. Warfield completed four years as USAID/India’s Deputy Mission Director where she guided a $400 million program addressing key constraints in health, climate change, food security, and education.  During her tenure, USAID/India reframed its role in India from a donor-recipient relationship to a strategic partnership where India shares globally its proven innovations in addressing key development challenges.  After launching USAID/India’s first innovation platform, the Millennium Alliance, Ms. Warfield helped forge multi-stakeholder alliances to reduce child deaths to 20 per 1000 by 2035, stave off the threat of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, ensure five million more children are reading, and help light up the lives of the 400 million energy poor in India.  

A member of the Senior Foreign Service with over 30 years of experience working in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean, Ms. Warfield is a graduate of Middlebury College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Last updated: February 03, 2017

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