Priya Powell

About Priya Powell
  • Director, Development Finance Section, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
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Priya Powell works for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), heading the team responsible for development finance issues – using official development assistance funding in new ways, to multiply overall investment to help achieve development outcomes in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. She has over 15 years’ experience in designing and delivering bilateral aid programs, including through in-country leadership roles in the Australian Embassies in Bangladesh and Indonesia.

Before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Priya worked in community development in Sydney and was as an Australian volunteer in Sri Lanka. She studied history and politics at the Australian National University and communications management at the University of Technology, Sydney.


Financing Multi-Sector Development Partnerships in Asia

05 Jun 2018

Session Description Traditional development funding from developed nations and one-way “north-south” financing had largely consisted of grants and commercially structured infrastructure loans. With the shifting dynamics on the global political stage, more opportunities for cross-sector partnerships in funding and implementation…Read More

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