Douglas Menarchik, USAID Assistant Administrator, Observing Presidential Elections in Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia - On January 2nd Dr. Douglas Menarchik, Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will visit Georgia.
Dr. Menarchik directs a $700 million annual budget, which supports economic growth and fiscal reform, democracy-building and social transition projects in 23 European and Eurasian countries receiving U.S. foreign assistance.
Dr. Menarchik joined USAID in 2004 as Assistant Administrator for Policy and Program Coordination. Prior to joining USAID, Menarchik was Director of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. He was Director of the National Defense University's civilian war college for senior defense officials; Professor of Democratic Defense Management at the George C. Marshall European Center for Strategic Studies and Defense Economics in Garmisch, Germany; and has served as Assistant for Terrorism Policy at the Pentagon. While at the Pentagon, he developed the Defense Department's Strategic Plan for Combating Terrorism.
The main purpose of Dr. Menarchick's visit is Presidential elections observation in Georgia. During his visit Dr. Menarchick will meet with the representatives of USAID partner organizations and other international donors assisting Georgia in organizing free and fair elections. He will visit USAID projects supported by the American people and meet with implementers and beneficiaries.
Following his visit to Georgia, Dr. Menarchick will depart for Azerbaijan.
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