Megan Doherty

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Megan Doherty
Deputy Assistant Administrator

Megan Doherty is USAID’s Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) of the Bureau for the Middle East, with a portfolio that includes oversight and management of USAID programs in Libya, Tunisia, and the West Bank and Gaza, as well as broader issues related to democracy and fragility in the region.

Ms. Doherty brings nearly 20 years of public policy experience from both within and outside government with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Most recently, Ms. Doherty served as Mercy Corps' Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy where she led efforts to influence the policy and practices of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and multilateral institutions.

She previously held positions on the National Security Council and at the Department of State in the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau where she advised senior U.S. government officials on U.S. policy priorities and strategies in the Middle East and North Africa. Ms. Doherty also held various positions at the National Democratic Institute where she oversaw democracy, governance, gender, elections and development programs throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

Ms. Doherty holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.

Last updated: February 16, 2021

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