Senior Development Specialist, Economic Governance | email@example.com
Long drawn to foreign cultures and languages, Steve Rozner developed a wanderlust that took him to countries as diverse as Russia, Myanmar, and Thailand before and throughout his university days. Soon after earning a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from Middlebury College, he hopped a plane to China and dedicated the next five years to honing his skills as a China analyst and reporter for The Economist Group and assorted regional publishers.
Traversing China’s complex and diverse cultural terrain sparked for Steve an intense new interest in economic transformation and the politics of economic reform. Following this impulse, he returned to the United States to earn a master’s degree in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins University, joining DAI in 2002. Steve has since become a thought leader in public finance and trusted adviser to donors, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and World Bank, on issues from tax policy and administration to public expenditure reform and modernization. He has carried out resident posts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, intermittent assignments in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Asia, and led some of USAID’s seminal technical leadership programs supporting fiscal and economic reforms worldwide.
Steve now leads the DAI team implementing public financial management and broader economic governance initiatives, oversees a portfolio of fiscal reform programs, and supports DAI international offices and their work in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
- M.A., international relations and economics, Johns Hopkins University
- B.A., East Asian studies, Chinese, Middlebury College
“Journalism gave me a platform for dissecting economic problems. Development has given me an opportunity to solve them.”
— Steve Rozner