Jennifer Lewis
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Jennifer Lewis

Anti-Corruption Task Force (ACTF) – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Jennifer Lewis is a senior anti-corruption, democracy and governance expert with over 24 years of experience designing, leading and implementing development programs and policy around the world. She currently serves as Deputy Director for Programs of USAID’s Anti-Corruption Task Force, where she provides senior leadership on efforts to elevate, strengthen, and integrate anti-corruption efforts across USAID and to rejuvenate anti-corruption programming and policy engagement. For the past six years, Jennifer has served as USAID/Washington’s anti-corruption lead, providing technical leadership to the Agency, missions, and other USG agencies in transparency and accountability, anti-corruption, good governance, and rule of law, and working closely with inter-agency colleagues at the Departments of State and Treasury and the National Security Council on issues related to anti-corruption. She serves as USAID’s representative to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), and the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA), as well as Co-Chair of the OECD/DAC’s Anti-Corruption Task Team (ACTT). Prior to joining USAID, Jennifer served for over 16 years in senior leadership roles implementing USAID programs, including serving as regional governance director, project director, and Chief of Party for Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) and Chemonics International Inc. An attorney, Jennifer also practiced law for five years, where she focused on international trade, anti-corruption, and business conduct/ethics.  She has a JD from American University’s Washington College of Law and a BS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she serves as adjunct graduate professor.


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