John Garrity • Chief of Party • USAID BEACON
John Garrity is an economist, policy advisor and project manager with twenty years of experience working on issues at the intersection of economic development, internet connectivity and poverty alleviation. He is currently the Chief of Party for USAID’s Better Access and Connectivity (BEACON) activity, a USD 33m USAID program to improve digital connectivity infrastructure, the ICT enabling environment, and cybersecurity capacity in the Philippines. Previous roles including ten years at Cisco in Emerging Market Strategy and Global Technology Policy; at the World Bank in the Corporate Strategy Group; the US Federal Trade Commission and in US state government. He has written extensively on internet connectivity issues and has been an independent consultant to public sector and private sector organizations, including the Asian Development Bank, UNDP, Connectivity Capital, the UN ITU, the UN Broadband Commission, and others.