Kenneth Barden, CAMS, CFCS
Senior Governance and Anti-Corruption Officer
Center of Excellence for Democracy, Rights and Governance DCHA Bureau, USAID

Prior to joining USAID, Barden was a consultant for international development projects, including ones funded by USAID, World Bank, UN, and Asian Development Bank. He served as Team Leader for a USAID project in Indonesia, working on anticorruption and judicial reform, and was advisor with the USAID Modernizing Financial Institutions project in the West Bank, where he led implementation of anti-money laundering and anticorruption activities as part of the capacity building of the Palestinian Central Bank. Ken holds a Juris Doctor from Indiana University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from University of Indianapolis, as well as post-graduate work in Disaster Management from the University of Wisconsin and in International Humanitarian Law from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, in Hyderabad,India. He has written extensively on financial integrity and risk management issues. In the area of illicit finance, Ken organized the financial intelligence unit of the Republic of Palau. and has assisted in the development of the PPATK, Indonesia’s financial intelligence service.