John Young

John Young

Head of Research and Policy in Development
John works on maximising research and evaluation use especially in large complex projects. He works on governance, livelihoods, natural disasters, knowledge and power, research policy and practice.

John heads up the RAPID Programme focusing on research, advisory and public affairs work on the interface between research and policy. He joined ODI in May 2001 after five years in Indonesia managing the DFID Decentralised Livestock Services in the Eastern Regions of Indonesia (DELIVERI) Project. Before that he was ITDG's Country Director in Kenya and since joining ODI he has been involved in projects on decentralisation and rural services, information systems, strengthening southern research capacity and research communication. He developed the RAPID programme into a global leader on the research-policy interface and developed its key approaches on policy influence (ROMA).

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