Wade Warren

Wade Warren
Assistant to the Administrator

Wade Warren is Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL). The PPL Bureau is USAID’s center for policy development, strategic planning, learning and evaluation, and partner engagement.

Previously, Warren was the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Global Health. He had responsibility for strategic planning, budgeting, procurement, human resources, project design, monitoring and evaluation, and communications. Additionally, he was the Acting Chief Operating Officer of the State Department’s Office of the Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance, where he had overall responsibility for strategic planning, budgeting, program planning and performance reporting for $32 billion annually in foreign assistance. Warren also worked for 13 years for USAID’s Bureau for Africa, serving in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Washington, D.C. In Washington, he served as the Director of the Africa Bureau’s Office of Development Planning and as the Bureau’s Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator. He was responsible for the bureau’s policy, budgeting, programming and operational processes, with particular emphasis on strategic frameworks for USAID’s 23 bilateral and three regional missions in Africa.

Warren received his undergraduate degree in history from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1981 and his graduate degree in international business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 1990. Throughout the 1980s, he worked as an analyst in the U.S. House of Representatives (for two members and a committee) and from 1991 to 1994, he served as chief financial officer of the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute, a non-profit organization that provides policy and technical training to communications professionals from throughout the developing world.

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Last updated: May 27, 2016

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