Ramsey Day

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Ramsey Day
Assistant Administrator

Ramsey Day serves as the Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Africa. Prior to joining USAID in January 2018, Mr. Day was the Senior Director for the Center for Global Impact at the International Republican Institute (IRI) where he led the Institute’s project design, strategic planning, and monitoring and evaluation efforts. He also worked in Amman, Jordan as the IRI Country Director from 2014 to 2017 leading programs in public opinion research, good governance, and political party building.

Mr. Day has held numerous positions within the international development and foreign policy communities both in the United States and various overseas posts. He served as the Country Representative for USAID in Montenegro and at the USAID headquarters in Washington within the Legislative and Public Affairs Bureau (LPA) as the Chief of Public Liaison where he led the Agency’s public outreach efforts. He was also the Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for the USAID Europe and Eurasia Bureau advising the Assistant Administrator and other senior officials on development policy, strategic communications, and legislative issues.

Mr. Day has worked on several national domestic campaigns and has represented the White House on official delegations of the President and the Vice President of the United States to over 20 countries. Prior to government service, he worked in marketing for multi-media companies in both Atlanta, Georgia and New York.   

Mr. Day holds a B.A. from the University of Mississippi and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) focusing on International/Global Affairs from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government