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Paul Taylor

Director of Country Portfolio

Country Portfolio

Paul Taylor is the Director of Country Portfolio at BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI) and oversees country engagement and staff across Africa and Asia. Prior to joining BRAC, Paul worked for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) for 23 years. For the past 17 years, Paul was IRC’s Regional Vice President for West Africa, managing a diverse humanitarian and development portfolio in Libera, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon. Paul also managed IRC’s programs in Tanzania, Burundi, Central African Republic, Haiti and Colombia during this period. Prior to returning to the US, Paul served overseas with the IRC in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Rwanda, and Thailand and with the American Refugee Committee as their Country Director, based in Sarajevo for three years. Paul earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Middlebury College and a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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