David Watson

David Watson

Head of Strategic Partnerships
David is Head of Strategic Partnerships for ODI's Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure. He works on strategic and business planning, stakeholder engagement and communications. This includes working with partners to explore opportunities for collaboration on shared objectives.

Prior to joining ODI David worked for Department for International Development (DFID) on EU policy and engagement, Post-2015 and Financing for Development. He has ten years of experience working for the UK civil service, including directly supporting Government Ministers, representing the UK in Brussels and developing policy on tackling climate change. David has an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from Kings College London.

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