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Specialist, Economic Growth and Trade Daniel Kim

Daniel Kim is an international development professional with technical, strategy, and management expertise in USAID project implementation, business development, and thought leadership. Mr. Kim currently jointly serves as specialist on Chemonics’ Economic Growth and Trade (EGT) Practice and coordinator on the USAID Innovative Finance Task Order, covering economic growth topics of results-based financing, entrepreneurship, enterprise development, mobilizing development finance, public financial management, and international trade. Prior to Chemonics, Mr. Kim piloted research in bilateral development finance institutions at the U.S. Export-Import Bank and assessed the feasibility of trade facilitation services in the Asia Pacific with the Center for International Private Enterprise. He holds an M.A. in international political economy and development economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University.

by Daniel Kim

Navigating Enterprise-Destroying Pitfalls in SME Assistance

The elusive quest for economic growth is one of much trial and error. Its complexity is multiplied when considering the concurrent goals of resilience, inclusion, sustainability, and being broad-based and private-sector led. Forming an evidence-based and multi-sectoral strategy tackling this very problem is the herculean task that USAID’s latest economic growth policy faces. Even with a great strategy…