Our Specialists.

Director David Anderson

David Anderson is an expert in governance and legal and regulatory reforms with more than 20 years of experience, including USAID-funded projects in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Africa. He is the former chief of party on the USAID Vietnam Governance for Inclusive Growth (GIG) Program. His experience includes justice sector reform, legal and regulatory reform, legal education, trade, and combating wildlife trafficking and illegal logging. Since joining Chemonics in 2010, he has led the USAID Changes for Justice (C4J) Project in Indonesia and the USAID GIG Program. Prior to joining Chemonics, Mr. Anderson led projects in Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, and Indonesia. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., was the executive director of the International Law Students Association, and was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). Mr. Anderson holds a J.D. from Southern Illinois University, and B.M. from the University of Cincinnati.

by David Anderson

Equipping for Expected and…Unexpected Outcomes: The Convergence of Economic Growth and Governance

Sustainable development requires attention to the multiple dimensions of economic, political, and social complexities, all of which interconnect. We know from our own experience that economic growth leads to changes in society and, thereby, corresponding changes in the relationships among government, private sector, social structures, and institutions. For example, increased international trade is likely to…

Democracy and Governance: Measuring for Success

I once commented to a caseflow management trainer that caseflow management is “as much art as science.” He replied that it is actually “much more art” than science. My work on rule of law projects has led me to the same conclusion. Democracy and governance (D&G) programs are dynamic. Each program begins with a clear…