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Carol Adoum

Vice President, International Economic Growth

Carol Adoum Carol Adoum
Carol M. Adoum has 37 years of experience in international development, beginning with a Peace Corps assignment in Chad. Her expertise includes project and program management; human resources development and training; business skills transfer; policy analysis and implementation; and agribusiness marketing, technical assistance and research.
Ms. Adoum has been a senior manager with the company since 1996. She has supervised a diverse home office and field staff with responsibility for planning, project quality, compliance with government policies and procedures, marketing and proposal management, and the financial and technical health of the company’s international economic growth projects totaling more than $70 million in annual revenue and with 175 staff in more than 20 countries.
Prior to joining Abt Associates, Ms. Adoum held positions with USAID, Peace Corps and as a consultant to a variety of international development companies.

Ms. Adoum received a B.A. in Anthropology from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, majoring in Finance.
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  • Project and program management
  • Human resources development
  • Business skills transfer
  • Policy analysis
  • Agribusiness marketing
  • Languages: French (fluent)

Selected Publications

  • Adoum, Carol, and Gael O’Sullivan, Stephen Rahaim, Agricultural Behavior Change (AgBC): Applying Behavior Change in a Value Chain Context, Abt Associates, Inc, August 2009.
  • Adoum, Carol, CSIR’s Human Resource Skill Base, Market Knowledge, and Commercialization Systems for Institutionalizing the Sustainable Finance Initiative, Abt Associates for USAID, APAP III Research Report No. 1015, March 1997.
  • Adoum, Carol, Addressing the Constraints of Chadian Women: AID Program Strategy and Management Plan, The Futures Group/subcontract to MSI, for USAID/Chad, 1991.
  • Adoum, Carol and Alan Lessik, Technical Assistance and Training Needs Assessment: Assessing Gender Constraints Among COLD Grantees, MSI for USAID, South Africa, 1991.
  • Adoum, Carol, Report on the Small Business Capacity Development Project:  Experiment in Enterprise Support, IDMC for AID/S&T/RD, 1987.
  • Adoum, Carol, A Summary Review of the Agroindustrial Research and Development Project: Management and Capacity Building, IDMC for AID/S&T/RD, 1987.
  • Catterson, Thomas, Wendy Wilson, Sarah Gavian, and Carol Adoum. Natural Resources Management and Program Food Aid in Niger: An Initial Analysis of Linkages, Abt Associates for USAID/Niger under APAP II, 1993.
  • Gage, James, Cheikh Tidiane Sarr, and Carol Adoum.  Reforming Agricultural Research Institutions:  Côte d’Ivoire’s Centre National de Recherche Agricole, Sustainable Financing, Country Study # 1. Abt Associates for AID/AFR/SD, Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) project. December 2001.