Victor Bottini

Community Driven Development (CDD) Specialist

Vic specializes in policy and practical operational support for local development programs, in particular for programs working directly with communities, assisting with project preparation and design; implementation monitoring and supervision; capacity building and training; as well as initiatives in support of good governance. He has extensive experience in decentralized development planning, management, and capacity building/institutional development in CDD. Vic has over 30 years of experience in development work, mostly in Southeast Asia, on various donor-funded projects: village labor-intensive rural works; strategic area development planning and management training; decentralized and integrated rural area development; irrigation; and innovative CDD programs.  He has worked in Timor Leste, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, the Philippines, Palestine, China, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Malaysia. From 2003-2011 Vic managed the Kecamantan Development Project/PNPM Rural, the largest CDD program in the world, and also managed the World Bank/Multi Donor Fund office in Banda Aceh (2005 -2007), coordinating its tsunami and post-conflict activities. Vic holds a Masters Degree from the University of Arizona. He is fluent in English and Bahasa Indonesia.