WDI Consultant Busy in Ukraine
WDI Development Consulting Services consultant Mick Mullay is currently in the Ukraine assisting on a recently awarded project.
The project – the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Development Program – is in partnership with FHI360, a Washington, D.C. consulting firm. The five-year USAID-funded program will promote the use of public-private partnerships through:
• Undertaking necessary legal and institutional reforms
• Establishing a national public-private partnership unit to serve as a bridge between the government of Ukraine and private sector interests
• Undertaking a capacity building and stakeholder communications program
• Creating a project development facility to build and finance a sustainable pipeline of PPP projects
The program will also work toward achieving assistance objectives under a number of program areas including: Infrastructure; Good Governance; Private Sector Competitiveness; and Economic Opportunity.
WDI will provide technical assistance to specific tasks needed for the project. Expertise in subjects such as transportation, water and waste water systems, and PPP parking concessions are a few examples of engagement.
WDI will also assist in work with the Government of Ukraine to establish a policy framework for public-private partnership projects that is in line with international best practices.
Mullay is the Senior Technical Assistance Coordinator (STAC) for the project. He is Chief-of-Party’s top advisor – a high management position. His everyday tasks include being the lead author in the quarterly reports, assisting various managers to participating in field visits.
Mullay has more than 20 years of international experience leading projects and providing short-term advisory and training assistance in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The development projects he has managed have focused on economic growth, workforce development, education innovation and establishment of public private partnerships.
He has trained more than 50 education institutions in establishing management and small business support programs, and worked with national ministries and agencies tasked with improving legislature and the delivery of public services. During these efforts, he has created strategy and guided stakeholder communication programs that helped establish partnerships between governments, education institutions and international businesses such as Microsoft, Chevron, Citibank, Kraft Foods, KPMG, and others.
He holds an MBA in International Business, a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and small business management, and is a certified public private partnership specialist.