Effectively Utilizing Repayable Grants to Help Facilitate Market Creation

There is increasing pressure on International Finance Institutions (IFI) and Development Finance Institutions (DFI) to drive market additionality and creation in lower-income countries and emerging market economies. These institutions regard market creation as key to closing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) financing gap. Market creation requires development finance actors to invest in small- and early-stage…

How Public-Private Partnerships are Bringing Clean Drinking Water to Tajikistan

Ms. Sonia Rajabova spent much of her life without reliable access to clean drinking water. Her household’s primary source of water was the irrigation canal near her home, and they used buckets and bottles to bring it home. But not anymore. “Now I have a water stand inside my house,” she says. “All these years we…

Rachel Ryan

Rachel Ryan is an international development professional and certified urban planner. Having managed USAID-funded water and essential service delivery programming ranging $15 – $65 million (primarily in Ukraine and Tajikistan), she now contributes technical inputs and strategy to Chemonics International’s Water, Energy, and Sustainable Cities (WESC) business development work, supports successful design and implementation of…

Lauren Pell

As a Senior Associate within the Water, Energy, and Sustainable Cities practice, Lauren supports Chemonics’ multidisciplinary approach to complex water security, sanitation, and hygiene challenges around the globe. With three years of experience in international development and a background in operational excellence, health supply chain, and tech sales, Lauren brings a uniquely business-minded perspective to…

Dr. Amer Jabarin

Dr. Amer Jabarin is a senior economist with over 35 years of experience in international development, in Jordan and throughout the Middle East and Central Asia, in particular in water economics, IWDM, agribusiness, food security, value chains, socioeconomic, environmental assessments, environmental economics, quantitative policy analyses, outreach and strategic action planning. He holds a Ph.D. degree…

Tamer Al-Assa’d

Tamer Al-Assa’d is a Water Utility, Governance, and Infrastructure Expert with roughly 20 years of experience working for donors and the private and public sectors. Tamer managed and worked on many projects in the fields of project design, planning, development and management of water and sewerage infrastructure, water utility management, water governance and institutional development, water…

Bakhtiyor Inamov

Bakhtiyor Inamov has 35 years of experience in academics, public administration agencies, business and civil sectors, project management and implementation of projects in public administration, water management, and improvement of services. While working at the USAID projects on Self Governance, provided expert support to the Government of Tajikistan during reforms of state governance at the…

Savrinisso Kurbonbekova

Savrinisso Kurbonbekova has been with the USAID Rural Water Supply (RWS) Activity since Dec. 1, 2020, and has 23 years of experience working for international organizations, with 20 years of experience in training programs management, including needs assessment, international marketing, monitoring and evaluation of training programs. This included developing and implementing USAID-sponsored US, regional, and…

Anne Kottmeier

Anne Kottmeier is Chemonics’ Chief Information Officer. She has more than 20 years of global experience in business transformation and information technology management for Fortune 500 companies and non-profits across multiple industries. Most recently, Anne served as the Chief Product Officer of AccelerEd, a Global Distance Learning Institution with more than 90,000 students in 150 locations…