Government Advisory

More than 25 years advising governments in more than 40 countries on complex political, economic, security and modernization issues. Primary focus on the Middle East, Africa, Central and Southern Asia for the World Bank, EU, UK HMG, US Government and United Nations.

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June 2020 - February 2021

Djibouti Covid-19 Socio-Economic Impact

We were delighted to work with H.E. the Minister of Finance Ilyas Dawaleh and the United Nations team led by Fatima Elsheikh to develop the Djibouti COVID-19 Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) and Economic Recovery Program together.

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2019 - 2020

Independent Republic of Myanmar

Supporting the United Nations and the Union Civil Service Board (UCSB) in developing a modern, transparent and accountable civil service, including establishing a new national competency framework and new administrative structures.

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2020 - 2021

Kosovo Economic Recovery Program

Supporting the Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Finance and UNDP in establishing the Kosovo Economic Recovery Program including a wide range of fiscal and expenditure measures to support enterprises and social welfare.

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2019 - 2021

World Bank Policy and Institutional Advisory

Supporting the World Bank Group with policy and institutional advisory issues including financing of resilience and recovery operations in North East Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Somalia.s Work in Somalia includes a review of the Disaster Recovery.

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2020 - 2021

UNDP Finance Sector Hub Global Support

Support to UNDP Finance Sector Hub in developing the Guidance Note on Strategic Budgeting for SDGs, including preliminary fiscal analysis of debt in Kyrgyzstan and Strategic Budgeting in Kosovo, to Development Finance Assessment process.

2020

Support to ADB Fragility Assessment

Lead the development of the ADB Country Fragility Assessment of Conflict Affected States (FCAS) in Afghanistan covering political inclusion, macro-economic, transport, agriculture, management and mitigation measures.

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2020

Azerbaijan UNSDCF Lead Expert

Formulation of 2021-2025 UNSDCF for Azerbaijan covering al SDGs. Leading the formulation process for the 5-year UN country engagement with the Government of Azerbaijan. Integration of blended financing solutions to leverage catalytic impacts.

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2020 - 2021

UNDP Finance Sector Hub Global Support

FOR IMC/Tana, led the Strengthening Inclusive Growth in Somalia (SIGS) Business Case Development.  Design of £38 million program with a focus on investment system strengthening, establishment of financial intermediaries and support for SMEs.

2016 - 2020

Elephant Protection Initiative

Privileged to have supported Ian Crag and Alex Rhodes in establishing the EPI Foundation and contributing to resource mobilization and increasing traction with international cooperation partners; hosting of the EPI CG at the UK Illegal Wildlife Conference.

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2019

Support to UN Special Envoy to Yemen

Development of the key economic aspects of the Hodeidah Agreement, with a focus on establishing the supervision and monitoring arrangements and metrics between the Government of Yemen, Houthis and UN system. 

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2019

UN Peace Agreement in South Sudan

Costing the South Sudan Peace Agreement, mapping existing resources to peace and development outcomes, establishing a new national economic coordination platform with the Ministry of Finance, Economy and Planning.

2018

Afghanistan Productive Growth Strategy

Led expert on the Productive Afghanistan Growth Strategy, with the Ministry of Economy, covering trade and investment policy for the Minister of Commerce and Industry. Policy framework development and investment measures.