Tania Aria

Research and Business Development Manager
Economics, Women's Economic Empowerment, Access to Finance
United States

The joy of empowering people in developing countries inspires me to do more.

Ms. Aria is a mission-driven international development professional with 11 years of progressive experience in project management and business development with field experience in conflict-affected economies. She's highly skilled in designing and managing 3-5 year economic growth projects at USAID, the World Bank Group, and international development firms. With a level two Federal Acquisition Certification for Contract Officer Representative (FAC-COR), she has managed projects with a combined value of $289M in the areas of private sector development ($25M), trade and investment promotion ($150M), mining reform ($20M), women economic empowerment ($72M), and public financial management reform ($5M), resulting in the creation and growth of thousands of businesses (at least 40% increase in revenue); generation of employment opportunities for 10,000+ women and youth; and major policy changes in favor of private sector development in developing economies. Ms. Aria manages research projects at PHC while playing a key role in the organization's business development activities.