VNG International Senior Advisor, Washington, D.C., USA. Don has worked in a broad range of leadership and governance/PFM posts over his 40-year career, including 10X as the long-term Chief of Party/ Team Leader for development projects funded by the EU, FCDO, USAID, UN, and other bilateral and multilateral donors in the most difficult nations of the world: Iraq, Sudan, Nigeria, South Sudan, Afghanistan and Nepal. He serves as a key expert on fragility, decentralization and local governance at The Hague Academy for Local Governance in The Netherlands and GIZ’s Summer School in Potsdam. Earlier in 2020 Don retired from Mott MacDonald after leading their International Development Services business unit in Washington, working with USA-based donors: USAID, MCC, USTDA, and the World Bank Group. He’s currently leading FCDO’s Public Financial Management Reform Program in Tanzania, a 3-year capacity and systems strengthening project focused on 26 regional governments, 185 Local Government Authorities, and the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government.