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Director of Partnerships, Agriculture and Livelihoods
As Director of Partnerships for Agriculture and Livelihoods, Scott Kleinberg leads the development of high-impact relationships with bilateral and multilateral donors, and the private sector. He is responsible for securing and managing partnerships that work to reduce poverty in tobacco economies through agricultural diversification and accelerated economic growth.
Scott has extensive experience as a senior international development professional, leveraging partnerships among donors and with the private sector to achieve sustainable economic impacts. A skilled manager who has successfully led high-performing teams, he is also an expert in agriculture and enterprise development, investment and credit facilities, donor cooperation, and the development of leveraged partnerships.
Scott has spent most of his career with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which included regional responsibilities in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Africa. He has also served in long term leadership positions in Haiti, Bulgaria, Iraq, the West Bank and Gaza. Prior to joining the Foundation, Scott served as a Team Leader for Economic Growth at USAID’s Bureau for Africa. In this role, he managed technical assistance for economic growth activities at USAID Missions across Africa and led the development of the Bureau for Africa private sector partnership strategy.
Based in Washington, DC, Scott has a BS in Economics from the University of Florida and an MA in International Affairs from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.