Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin
Yayboke is deputy director and senior fellow with the Project on Prosperity and
Development (PPD) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
His specific research interests include U.S. foreign assistance, the role of
the private sector in the developing world, good governance, migration and
forced displacement, conflict-aware stabilization, climate change, development
economics, and innovation-led economic growth. Previously, he served in several
capacities with the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and was a
program/research manager on the Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) team at the
Center for International Development at Harvard University's Kennedy School of
Government. Mr. Yayboke also has long-term field experience working for
organizations (Global Communities, Save the Children, and AECOM International
Development) in Iraq, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and the Somali Region of
Ethiopia, serving in various senior country and project management roles.
Yayboke is a member of the board of directors for the Andi Leadership Institute
for Young Women, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit. He holds an M.P.A. from
the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a
B.B.A. in international business also from the University of Texas at Austin.