John joined INASP in November 2018. Prior to joining INASP he spent 17 years developing and leading the RAPID Programme at ODI, and before that spent nearly 20 years based in Sri Lanka, Kenya and Indonesia developing, implementing and testing new approaches to rural development, and decentralized public services. Since returning to the UK he has undertaken short‐term assignments in over 20 developing and emerging countries and advised international NGOs and bilateral and multilateral development organizations on a wide range of topics including research-policy linkages, policy engagement and influence, organizational and institutional development, capacity development, especially of think tanks and think-tank like organizations, government service reform, monitoring evaluation and learning and strategic communication.
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John's publications on evaluating and approaches to maximize the use of research-based evidence include:
- 10 things to know about how to influence policy,
- Informing REDD+ policy: CIFOR's Global Comparative Study,
- Research for better aid: an evaluation of DFAT’s investments,
- the ROMA guide to policy engagement and influence
- an External evaluation of the Think Tank Initiative,
- Bridging Research and Policy in International Development,
- Animal Health Care in Kenya: Community‐based Services,
- Bridging Research and Policy: Context, Evidence and Links.
- Animal Healthcare Training: Nepal’s Animal Health Programme
- Village Animal Healthcare: A community-based approach in Kenya