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Deputy Chief of Party - Partnerships, Climate Finance for Development Accelerator Isaiah Oliver

Isaiah Oliver is a private sector engagement, trade and investment, and climate finance expert with more than 13 years of experience focusing on the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, and Latin America. He has conducted assessments and developed implementation strategies for programs in diverse sectors, including private capital mobilization, enterprise competitiveness, and climate finance. Currently serving as deputy chief of party of the Climate Finance for Development Accelerator, a flagship USAID program focused on facilitating at least $2.5 billion in investment for climate mitigation and adaptation. Isaiah previously served as deputy chief of party for the Asia and Middle East Economic Growth Best Practices Program (AMEG), where he led a variety of economic assessments and pilot activities under AMEG, including conducting research on cost-effective approaches to job creation and on social impact investment funds for India. Isaiah holds an M.A. in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in urban policy from the University of Richmond.

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3 Questions with Lilian Likicho and Isaiah Oliver: Trends in Youth Development

This year’s Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit challenged participants to think about achieving and scaling results in youth development over the next decade, while including youth in the process. From your perspective, what does the next decade hold for youth in development? Isaiah: From my perspective, the greatest challenge facing youth is a lack of…

New Research on Engaging the U.S. Indian Diaspora in Impact Investing

The World Bank predicts that India will receive $70 billion in remittances from its diaspora around the world in 2015. In absolute terms, this is the largest volume of remittances of any country in the world (followed by China, the Philippines, Mexico, and Nigeria). It is also more than six times USAID’s entire budget request…