Andrew Sweet is an Associate Partner in Dalberg’s Johannesburg office, where he focuses on issues related to infrastructure, energy, and fragile states. Prior to joining Dalberg, Andrew worked at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where he served as the Senior Advisor to the Administrator. In this capacity, Andrew supported the establishment and implementation of two major Presidential initiatives: the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition and Power Africa. Andrew also served as a Conflict Advisor in USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, advising on and establishing programs throughout West Africa.
Prior to USAID, Andrew spent a number of years at the Center for American Progress, a prominent U.S.-based think tank. In his role as a Research Associate, he co-authored and edited a series of publications that laid the foundation for President Obama’s global development agenda. Andrew began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa, working with a number of rural villages to improve agriculture practices and establish community health programs.
Andrew holds an M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a B.A. in International Relations from Michigan State University. Andrew has authored a number of publications on foreign policy, international development, and national security. He has traveled and worked extensively throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.