Donald R. Sherk

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Don Sherk "is currently Program Officer for Africa at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). Dr. Sherk is a veteran international development economist specializing in multilateral development banks. Dr. Sherk has broad, senior-level experience as a development bank executive director and international civil servant, as well as a distinguished record as a diplomat and negotiator with experience in nearly 50 developing countries. He most recently served as a senior advisor to the African Development Bank, where he was previously U.S. executive director. He also served as U.S. alternate director at the Asian Development Bank, vice president of multilateral and corporate client services at Development Alternatives, Inc., and principal advisor on multilateral assistance policies at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

"He has been a member of various advisory and evaluative bodies, including the Eminent Persons Panel on World Bank-African Development Bank Synergy, the Knox Commission (which evaluates the African Development Bank’s portfolio quality), the Bretton Woods Committee private sector advisory group, and the International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission (“Meltzer Commission”) of the U.S. House of Representatives. Dr. Sherk is a seasoned public speaker, panel participant, and expert witness before U.S. Congress, and a well-published author on international development. He holds a B.A., an M.A., and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Iowa. He also studied at the Australian National University as a Fulbright Fellow and taught economics at Boston College, Simmons College, American University and West Point." [1]

He is a director of Pact.

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