Managing Director, Market Systems 

Hayden Aaronson is a senior technical director at ACDI/VOCA providing technical direction, leading the technical design of new programs, and serving as a resource for designing Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) strategies and management plans. Prior to joining ACDI/VOCA in 2011, Hayden began his career as a volunteer with the Peace Corps in Bulgaria and later managed development projects as deputy chief of party and chief of party in field offices. He has worked in many technical areas, from economic development in the Balkans to business enabling environment support in the Caucasus and post-conflict recovery in Northern Uganda. Hayden holds a BS in business administration from the University of Vermont and an MS in development management from American University. He earned certificates from the Springfield Center and Georgia Institute of Technology and received Presidential Awards from ACDI/VOCA in 2016 and 2020.   

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Engaging the Private Sector Series: Five Building Blocks of Transformational Partnerships

ACDI/VOCA recently hosted a technical exchange focused on transformational partnerships. While the purpose of this exchange was to share examples …

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Feed the Future Burma Agriculture and Food Systems Development (AFDA) Activity: Market Systems Diagnostic Report

Access the AFDA Market Systems Diagnostic Report, published June 29, 2021

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Engaging the Private Sector Series: Funding for Transformation

ACDI/VOCA has a growing portfolio of market systems development projects that engage with the private sector, industry chambers, and market …

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Engaging the Private Sector Series: Delivering on the Hype of Transformational Partnerships

ACDI/VOCA has a growing portfolio of market systems development projects that engage with the private sector, industry chambers, and market …

Five Market Systems Strategies to Revive Food & Agricultural Systems During COVID-19

COVID-19 is challenging the world to adapt, and, in doing so, creating two distinct problems in our food and agricultural …

Key Takeaways from ACDI/VOCA’s Pivot to a Market Systems Approach

At ACDI/VOCA, our mission is to empower people to succeed in the global economy. To achieve our mission on the …

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