Doreen Erfe joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Safe Water project in January 2020 as Resource Mobilization Specialist. Prior to this, she served as Senior Policy and Institutional Development Specialist of the USAID Philippine Water Revolving Fund Support Program and as Deputy Chief of Party and Senior Policy Development Specialist of its follow-on program. In her current position, she manages policy and governance-related initiatives focusing on financing and regulatory reforms in the water supply and sanitation sector and capacity-building activities to improve access of local government units and water service providers to financing for water supply and sanitation investments. In her work, she maintains close rapport with key government implementing entities, water service providers (e.g., water districts, local government units, and development partners.

Doreen has helped draft policies and guidelines on the rationalization of public resource allocation and economic regulation of water supply and sanitation sector. She has packaged knowledge products on water utility governance and performance improvement, and innovative financing schemes such as the output-based aid with blended finance and payments for ecosystem services which have served as a reference in capacity-building activities for water utilities and the local government units.

Previously, Doreen was Senior Associate for Capacity Building of the Global Green Growth Institute and was involved in the implementation of various foreign-assisted projects funded by the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency in the fields of credit and microfinance, environment, climate change, enterprise, and rural development.



Nilu Basnyat

Nilu Puri Basnyat is DAI’s country representative in Nepal, where she provides strategic advice to the firm, establishes and maintains networks and key relationships, strengthens DAI’s positioning in and support for the development sector, facilitates project delivery, and works to mitigate risk.

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