January 16, 2007 -- International Land Systems (ILS), Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Doug Baker has joined the company as Director of International Programs, becoming the most recent member of its innovative and skilled team of professionals providing solutions in land titling, land administration, land registration, and management of land-related information in the US and overseas. He will help drive the growth of the company’s portfolio of international programs, as well as provide project management of new and existing projects.
Mr. Baker has had an extensive and successful two-decade career in international economic development for The Nature Conservancy, World Resources Institute, GTZ, UN, and others. He was Chief of Party for the USAID Monitoring, Verification, and Evaluation project of the Egyptian Environmental Policy Program in Cairo.
Mr. Baker has worked throughout the developing world, in Brazil and throughout Central America and the Caribbean, as well as Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Madagascar, Angola, Moldova, Palau, East Timor, and other countries.
He has expertise and particular understanding of information systems, international statistics, GIS, and other technical areas and has designed monitoring and evaluation systems for a large number of projects throughout the world.
Mr. Baker holds two Master’s degrees and was educated at the University of Lisbon, University of Connecticut, University of Brasilia – where he was a Fulbright Scholar - and Yale University.
He has written or edited and published a number of books and reports in English, Spanish, and Portuguese on a range of topics including biodiversity conservation, statistical analysis, state of the environment, policy reform verification, and ecosystem valuation.