Global Development Associates, LLC

Experienced Development Professionals

Managing Partner, Raouf Youssef

About Us

Managing Partner, Raouf Youssef, is a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) veteran of 34 years having served in 5 overseas missions and several regional missions.  While at USAID, Mr. Youssef managed the power and telecommunications portfolio ($1.6B) in Egypt, and led the effort to privatize the telecommunications sector and commercialize the power sector in Egypt.  He served as Mission Director for USAID/Lebanon from 2002 to 2008, and was also acting Deputy Chief of Mission during the war of 2006.  Mr. Youssef retired from USAID as Senior Development Counselor for Regional Donor Partnerships in early 2010.  He was also called to serve on the CENTCOM joint strategic assessment team for the Middle East, covering Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen, West Bank/Gaza, and Jordan in 2008/9.   Mr. Youssef currently has valid security clearance. 


Partner, Steven Youssef has 11 years of Middle East experience in development as well as the private sector covering economic development, education, and public/private partnerships.  Mr. Youssef served as Country Director and Chief of Party for Creative Associates' Rural Community Cluster Development Program (RCCDP) in Jordan from 2004-2006, and was a senior project manager for USAID's Tatweer program, a $340M capacity building program in Iraq.  Mr. Youssef was also formerly the Director of Middle East Sales for Scholastic, Inc.

Partner, Steven Youssef