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Trump, Ph.D.

Principal Associate, International Development

Marcia Trump is a resource economist with 30 years of experience in managing technical projects in climate change economics, mitigation and adaptation, environmental valuation, renewable energy, and carbon market financing. Currently, Trump is the chief of party for the USAID Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment, and Development (CEADIR) Project, a $19.3-million global support program assisting developing countries in strengthening economic modeling and assessment of, as well as mobilizing investments in, low-carbon, climate resilient development. She served from 2011 to 2013 as the project director for AILEG, a $6.7-million USAID climate economic and investment technical assistance project.

Trump leads interdisciplinary teams in low-emission development, economic analysis, climate financing mobilization and data-strengthening services. As a proven manager of projects for USAID, Environmental Protection Agency, the World Bank, IFC, and the private sector, she helps Abt expand its Climate-Smart Development Practice in International Economic Growth. Throughout her career, she has assisted development banks, bilateral donor organizations, government agencies and many private-sector clients to identify and successfully implement development projects that increase sustainable energy and resource use while providing prosperous livelihoods to communities in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South and North America.


  • Project management
  • Climate change economics
  • Renewable energy
  • Carbon market financing

Key Projects

  • Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment, and Development (CEADIR) Project, USAID