Simon Maxwell

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Welcome to my website

My passion is bridging research and policy – finding ways in which ideas can be used in a transformative way to reduce poverty. This is where you will find links to current projects and an archive of past work, as well as my blog.

My primary affiliation is as Senior Research Associate of the ODI, the UK’s leading independent think-tank on international development. I chair the Climate Change and Development Knowledge Network and lead the European Development Cooperation Strengthening Programme. I currently Chair the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Humanitarian Assistance and work in other ways with the WEF.

Other engagements include being a Trustee of the Fair Trade Foundation, a Member of the Policy Advisory Council of the Institute of Public Policy Research and Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons International Development Select Committee.

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