Stacey Young

Agency Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning Officer, USAID


Dr. Stacey Young is USAID’s first Agency Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning Officer, and has been with the Agency since 2003. She also co-chairs the Multi-Donor Learning Partnership of nine major donor organizations working to advance organizational learning and knowledge management. From 2011-2019, she established and led USAID’s holistic approach to Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA), which is integrated across USAID’s country programs. CLA is acknowledged as leading the field in learning and adaptive management for international development. She also served as the Senior Technical Advisor for USAID’s first Agency-wide learning agenda. Dr. Young joined USAID in 2003 as the Senior Knowledge Management Advisor for USAID’s Microenterprise Development office, where she led an award-winning knowledge management program to facilitate learning in microfinance, market development and poverty reduction. From 1993-2003, she was an independent consultant in Kenya, Uganda and the US. Dr. Young has published several books and articles on development and knowledge management, and has taught political science, women’s studies and writing at Skidmore College and at Cornell University, where she earned a PhD in Government.

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