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Stephen Pelliccia

Division Vice President, International Economic Growth

Stephen Pelliccia Stephen Pelliccia
Stephen Pelliccia – an international development expert with nearly 20 years of experience designing and implementing USAID and other donor-funded programs across a wide array of technical areas – leads the International Economic Growth division.

Pelliccia most recently served as a Senior Vice President for Chemonics International’s Afghanistan region, where he led a staff of 50 in Washington and nearly 400 field staff on five projects in Afghanistan. He has experience in a variety of technical areas, including: rule of law; economic growth and competitiveness; natural resource management; and environmental policy reform. Previous leadership positions with Chemonics included Senior Vice President for the South America region, and the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, chief of party for the $20 million Colombia Forestry Development Program, and new business director for the LAC region.

Pelliccia spent several years at USAID, where he served as Senior Democracy and Governance Advisor in Colombia, overseeing a $24 million rule of law program and a $37 million human rights program for the mission. From 2000 to 2003, he was deputy director of USAID’s economic policy reform office in Russia, spearheading the design of the mission’s economic growth strategy and managing a broad range of economic reform activities. In Nicaragua, he was chief of party for a USAID environmental policy reform project, helping government and civil society counterparts to develop and implement key environmental laws and regulations.

Pelliccia holds a J.D. from the University of Maine. He earned his B.A. in history from the University of Virginia. 
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  • Economic growth and competitiveness
  • Natural resource management
  • Environmental policy reform
  • Rule of law