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Director, Center for Private Sector Engagement Dany Khy

Dany Khy is a senior international development professional with more than 16 years of experience leading programs in economic development with a focus on entrepreneurship, finance, and forging innovative public-private partnerships in the world’s largest emerging markets. She is currently serving as a director for Chemonics’ Center for Private Sector Engagement. Prior to Chemonics, Ms. Khy led the economic division for Asia at USAID, overseeing the design and management of $160 million in programs across 18 countries in Asia with direct oversight of $12 million in grants to catalyze private capital and promote inclusive growth. While at USAID, she leveraged more than $70 million in financing to advance priority development initiatives, spearheaded the bureau’s transition to shared value partnerships with the private sector, and expanded her team’s portfolio to blended finance and impact investing. Ms. Khy joined the U.S. government as a Presidential Management Fellow and was a David L. Boren Fellowship recipient. Prior to her international work, Ms. Khy worked in the U.S. Congress managing issues ranging from foreign affairs to immigration and refugee policy. She holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University.

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3 Questions with Dany Khy on Chemonics’ New Center for Private Sector Engagement

1. Why is Chemonics creating the Center for Private Sector Engagement? Why now and what are its goals? Although the Center for Private Sector Engagement is new, Chemonics has worked with the private sector for over 40 years from empowering entrepreneurs and spurring the growth of local businesses to partnering with multinationals to deliver critical…

Moving Past the Discussion Table: 3 Methods for Operationalizing Private Sector Partnerships

Recently, Chemonics partnered with the University of Notre Dame (one of the partners in the creation of USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Evidence Gap Map) to conduct an in-depth survey of our development programs. The goal was to better understand how our projects are working with the private sector to achieve development impact — and, more…