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Director John Thissen

John Thissen is a public finance management specialist with more than 20 years of experience in tax policy, revenue estimation, and forecasting, and impact analysis. He is currently a director in the Europe and Eurasia region and manages the USAID Public Financial Management IQC. John has developed the capacity of the public sector to support economic policy and has also improved macroeconomic forecasting strategies using econometrics software. In addition, he has provided support to fiscal management projects and audits that help countries measure up to international accounting standards. John’s experience spans fiscal and economic reform, international accounting standards, and macroeconomic policy in countries such as the Philippines, Russia, and Egypt. John has an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kansas.

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Market Development at the Nexus between Public and Private Sectors

The Sustainable Development Goals established an agenda for transforming the world in which we live. SDG1 sets for the ultimate objective for the global community: to end poverty in all of its forms by 2030. The remaining 16 SDGs identify critically interlinked objectives which are both necessary and sufficient to achieve this objective. They clearly…