PMG/West Africa Advisor
Anna Diallo is PMG’s advisor based in Mali. She is an international development specialist with 27 years experience in development management with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). Ms. Diallo joined USAID/Mali in 1987 as financial analyst and was promoted in 1995 (as the first Foreign Service National) to Team Leader of USAID/Mali democratic governance strategic objective. Later, she served as Democracy and Governance Advisor at USAID/Guinea. Prior to moving to USAID/Guinea, she worked as Program Officer for 3 years at the ACBF covering the Eastern and Southern Africa Operations Zone and the Northern and Western African Operations Zone. She designed and supervised projects to support civil society strengthening, democratic decentralization, integration of democracy and governance with other sectors, strengthening parliaments and parliamentary institutions, gender budgeting, financial accountability and transparency, corporate governance and public service reform. Ms. Diallo holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (B.S.C) and a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Santa Clara University, in California. She has a certificate of completion on fiscal decentralization and regional and local government’s financial management course, Harvard Institute for International Development, Harvard University, Cambridge MA. She was a visiting fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, UK in 2003 and conducted a comparative study on fiscal decentralization in Mali and Uganda, entitled, “Challenges and Prospects in Fiscal Decentralization in Africa-case studies of Mali and Uganda”.