Yuliya Neyman leads USAID’s responsible land-based investment practices, and serves as the lead for USAID’s private sector and donor engagement on land tenure issues. Ms. Neyman also leads E3/Land’s work on land tenure in the context of food security and agricultural growth, and manages E3/Land’s $20 million Evaluation, Research, and Communications contract.
Ms. Neyman has a law degree from Columbia Law School, and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and International Studies from Northwestern University.
In her time at USAID, Ms. Neyman has worked in Tanzania, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ukraine, Mexico, and Ghana, and has also focused on global land policy work.
Prior to joining USAID, Ms. Neyman worked as a corporate lawyer at White & Case, LLP in New York City, where she focused on capital markets transactions as well as several land rights and indigenous rights projects for the United Nations and other organizations. Before earning her law degree, Ms. Neyman worked as a journalist, and has written for the Huffington Post, Miami Herald, South Florida Business Journal, New York Daily News, Newsday, Washington Times and USA Today.
Publications and Presentations
- Analytical Framework for Land-Based Investments in African Agriculture (New Alliance)
- Operational Guidelines for Responsible Land-Based Investment (USAID)
- Business Reference Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Global Compact)