Global Practice Lead, Market Systems Development

Bill Grant is the Global Practice Lead for Market Systems Development at DAI, where he has worked since 1986. Bill’s family has been involved in leading new trends in international health and economic development for more than 120 years, so it is not surprising that Bill has followed in the family footsteps. Since joining DAI he has been focused on bringing new models of market-led, sustainable economic development to bear around the world. During this time he has worked in more than 50 countries, including 35 in Africa, concentrating on designing, evaluating, and implementing market driven solutions leading to broad-based, pro-poor development. He applies market systems development methodologies (value chain and M4P) to identify the major systemic constraints that are handicapping equitable economic growth and then design and implement market led solutions. He is currently advising ten systemic development programs for USAID, DFID, the Swiss Development Agency for Cooperation (SDC), and private corporations to link major investment opportunities into sectors with strong pro-poor growth potential.