Raymond Waldron has more than 30 years of experience in international development. He is currently Chief of Party (COP) on the Feed the Future Global Program Evaluation for Effectiveness and Learning (PEEL) for USAID. PEEL provides support to USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative through population-based surveys and performance and impact evaluations. These services allow USAID to better understand how Feed the Future activities are being implemented, how well they are performing, and how they are perceived by beneficiaries.
Mr. Waldron has served as COP and senior USAID manager for multiple contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Middle East, including the Alternative Development and Livelihoods Program in Colombia and Ecuador; water and sanitation programs in Ecuador and Peru; democracy and governance in Egypt; food security, micro-enterprises, watersheds and coastal zones management in Honduras, Peru, Costa Rica, and the Eastern Caribbean; and rural value chains in Armenia, Zimbabwe, Mali, Haiti, Egypt, Guatemala, Peru, Niger, and Sudan. He has conducted population-based surveys and cereals value chains in Mali and final performance evaluations in Ethiopia and Liberia. Mr. Waldron holds an M.S. in Resource Economics and Statistics and has completed advanced studies at the Foreign Service Institute, the Federal Executive Institute, and Harvard Business School. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.