Stephen Carpenter is a governance specialist with 15 years of experience whose field-based work has focused on anticorruption, public financial management, customs modernization, and institutional strengthening.

Previously at Deloitte Consulting, Stephen led new business development efforts and managed donor projects in governance and economic growth. As Director of Tetra Tech ARD’s Democracy and Governance Sector, Stephen provided strategic leadership in the areas of local governance and decentralization, anticorruption, analytical services, and legislative strengthening.

Prior to this role, Stephen served as Chief of Party on the Jordan Customs Administration Modernization Program, an activity funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation and administered by the U.S. Agency for International Development to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the customs system in Jordan.

Stephen has worked in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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