Andrea Chartock has significant monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) expertise. She is currently the Technical Backstop to the USAID Ukraine Economic Resilience Activity, where she has led several assessments and Technical Director for the small and medium enterprise (SME) development component of the USAID Laos Business Environment. She served as Activity Manager for Institutional Architecture for Food Security Policy Reform, Market Systems Resilience Assessment, and the Policy Reform for Private Investment Mobilization under the Feed the Future Africa Lead II program. Before this, she was the Chief of Party for the Agricultural Competitiveness and Enterprise Development project in Moldova during the closedown phase, after serving as enterprise development team lead in the breakaway region of Transnistria. In 2007 and 2008, she worked as Senior Tourism Advisor in Croatia on the USAID Enhancing Small and Medium Enterprise Performance project.

“I love working at DAI because of the interesting challenges we tackle and the stellar colleagues. I still feel I am constantly learning something new, which is both humbling and exciting.”

Andrea has served as Project Team Lead and Project Quality Manager for seven DAI projects: two in Africa, four in Asia, and one Washington, D.C.-based global project. In these roles, she has supervised project leaders, monitored budgets, problem solved, engaged technically, and managed teams and deliverables for high-quality results. She has carried out extensive enterprise development and monitoring and evaluation consultancies in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa, including value chain analyses, gap analyses, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learn Plan design, and competitiveness analyses.

Andrea joined DAI in April 2004 after spending five years managing and implementing economic development programs for Citizens Developments Corps and serving as Project Director of the Trading Regionally and Developing Expertise project in Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Hungary. She spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching at a university in Russia from 1997 to 1999.



Ahmed Hassen

Ahmed Hassen has 14 years of experience in conflict resolution, economic resilience, local governance, and citizens’ empowerment throughout East Africa and the Horn, and currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Party for USAID’s Somalia People-Centered Governance Activity (PCG).

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