Kristin O'Planick

Kristin O’Planick is an Enterprise Development Specialist in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment. She provides assistance to market systems, enterprise development, and workforce development programming. Kristin also manages the Leveraging Economic Opportunities project. She has spent more than 15 years in development, with USAID, Chemonics, and Peace Corps. Kristin has an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University.

By Kristin O'Planick


Shifting to Market System Facilitation Approaches

Shifting to a market systems approach has many practical and operational implications, especially around staffing, relationships, monitoring and evaluation, and coordination. USAID is one organization that is implementing these shifts and is sharing some lessons learned along the way.