Claire Avett

Vice President, Office of Development Policy

Claire F. Avett serves as Vice President of the Office of Development Policy at U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). Ms. Avett is responsible for ensuring DFC has quantifiable metrics to demonstrate the developmental impacts of projects, and that DFC’s projects respect human rights and apply best practices with respect to environmental and social safeguards.

Ms. Avett came to DFC from McChrystal Group, a boutique management consulting firm, where she led project teams on multiple management consulting engagements in the healthcare, higher education, and fintech sectors. Previously, Ms. Avett spent eight years at the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) in the Office of Policy Analysis and International Relations. In her role as Director of OECD Negotiations at EXIM, Ms. Avett managed policy implementation of OECD guidelines across the Bank, oversaw EXIM reporting requirements related to social and environmental impacts of projects, and served in a senior role collaborating with other U.S Government Agencies including OPIC, USAID, and the Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce.  Prior to her work at EXIM, Ms. Avett was a Senior Consultant in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Foreign Affairs Group, a division that managed and implemented foreign assistance projects around the globe for USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the World Bank.

Ms. Avett holds an M.B.A. from George Washington University School of Business with a dual concentration in International Business and Strategic Management, and a B.A. from Georgetown University with a double-major in English and Government and a minor in French.