Chief Program Officer & Partner Emeritus, Dalberg Catalyst

Jordan Fabyanske is the Chief Program Officer at Dalberg Catalyst where he focuses on enabling and accelerating the impact of all Catalyst programs in close collaboration with current and potential initiative leads.  

Prior to this role, Jordan was a Partner at Dalberg Advisors and head of Dalberg’s operations globally. He also co-led Dalberg Advisor’s Inclusive Economic Growth service line and Systems Change community of practice, advising leading actors in global development—including foundations, governments, multilateral organizations, NGOs and corporations—on matters of policy, strategy, organizational effectiveness, multi-stakeholder initiatives, and scaling social impact. Jordan also launched and led Dalberg’s Addis Ababa office and co-led the firm’s Cities and Urban Development expertise area. His experience and expertise span a range of development topics including urban and regional development, resilience, industrial policy, and innovative finance. 

Examples of Jordan’s past client collaborations include: helping leading global philanthropic partners devise strategies for scaling and spreading impact in Africa by applying a systems approach to drive inclusive agricultural transformation, and with the aim of influencing policy and advocacy globally; helping assess the demand for a multi-billion dollar innovative financing facility for pro-poor infrastructure projects; shaping and incubating a $100M+ strategic partnership between a major foundation and bilateral donor focused on strengthening regional resilience in Africa and South Asia; and leading the development of national and sectoral strategies for growth and transformation in frontier economies such as Afghanistan and Ethiopia.

Jordan holds a Master’s degree in international business from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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