Jeanne Downing "is the Senior Business Development Services (BDS) Advisor at USAID Global Bureau's Office of Microenterprise Development. She has worked on small and microenterprise development over the last twenty years, focusing primarily on business development services. This work has included urban-rural linkage analysis as part of a cooperative agreement with Clark University; agribusiness initiatives promoted by USAID's former Office of Market Development; research on microenterprise development under the former GEMINI Project and with a World Bank, small and micro enterprise development research project, and as a long-term consultant for MD's MicroServe Project. Dr. Downing co-teaches the course Microenterprise Business Development Services with Lara Goldmark.“ 
Faculty member of the SAIS International Development Program.
- "Biography", SAIS, Accessed January 2007.