Tony Pipa

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Chief Strategy Officer

Tony Pipa is the Chief Strategy Officer for USAID, located in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL). He works with the Administrator and the Agency’s senior leadership to improve Agency-wide strategic planning, coordination, and management for results, driving strategic initiatives to advance U.S. development priorities. 

In 2015, he served as the U.S. Special Coordinator for the Post-2015 Development Agenda at the Department of State, leading the U.S. at the United Nations during the intergovernmental negotiations of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Previously, Pipa was the International Policy Adviser to the Administrator and Deputy Assistant to the Administrator in PPL, where he elevated the Agency's international thought leadership and partnerships with key bilateral and multi-lateral donors, and oversaw development of Agency-wide policies. He served on the Expert Reference Group on External Financing for Development at the OECD and led the U.S. during negotiations to modernize the definition of Official Development Assistance. 

As an independent consultant immediately prior to joining USAID, Pipa directed the NGO Leaders Forum at the Hauser Center for Nonprofits at Harvard University. He was also a founder and senior adviser to the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation, formed after Hurricane Katrina. He has an extensive record of executive leadership within the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, including as a founder multiple times, and has authored publications on private development assistance, disaster recovery, and community development. He attended Stanford University, was graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Duke University, and earned a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Last updated: May 11, 2016

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