Elliot Rooney

Elliot Rooney

Programme Officer
Elliot is Programme Officer with the Politics and Governance programme. He is Project Manager for the Lessons for Peace: Afghanistan project, which aims to use research and convening activities to encourage evidence-informed donor policymaking in supporting the transition to peace in Afghanistan.

Elliot also works on a range of other projects in the Politics & Governance programme's justice, conflict and governance portfolio, including the Centre for the Study of Armed Groups (CSAG), work on rule of law and justice financing, and work on driving evidence use in government policymaking (through the SEDI programme). He previously worked in the Public Finance & Institutions programme, helping deliver large-scale technical advisory and research projects working with Ministries of Finance and multinational institutions.

Elliot has extensive experience managing high-value strategic projects and delivering complex project pathways. Prior to joining ODI, he worked in the NGO sector in Nigeria, and in other roles in HQ and field settings. Elliot holds a MSc with Distinction in Development Studies from SOAS, University of London.