Richard Edwards joined Itad as a Principal Consultant in 2019. He has over 35 years’ experience in international development leadership, including MEL, corporate governance and organisational change, community and participatory development, strategic planning; social development, governance, and programme management.
Richard has worked with donors, NGOs and the private sector. Along with leadership of MEL work, Richard brings skills on inclusion and diversity, participatory impact assessment, community development and programme design, appraisal and management across diverse sectors covering livelihoods, social development, water and sanitation, and infrastructure development.
Prior to joining Itad, Richard led IMC’s MEL team. Richard was Deputy Head/Acting Head of the Evaluation Department at the UK DFID, where he ensured effective support, rigour, reporting and uptake on DFID evaluations. Prior to this, he was an Executive Director for the UK on the Board of the Asian Development Bank. Richard has a deep operational and field experience of development in Asia and Africa.