Jon Bennett, Director, Oxford Development Consultants
Jon Bennett is a specialist in evaluation, post-war needs assessment, food security, internal displacement, rural development, relief, evaluation and NGO training. He has 33 years’ experience working in Africa and Asia in Field Director, Country Representative and Team Leader posts for the UN and various NGOs, including the World Food Programme, the Norwegian Refugee Council and Oxfam. He was the founding Director of the Global IDP Project and a member of the international advisory board for the IDP Guiding Principles. From 2004-2005, he was UN Team Leader for the post-war assessment and recovery/development appeal for Sudan, leading a team of 100+ over 15 months. He has been Team Leader for the Tsunami Evaluation Coalition (Coordination study) and has been evaluating DFID, OECD/DAC donors and UN programmes in Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and several eastern European countries. Most recently he led a large multi-donor evaluation of conflict and aid in Southern Sudan and was the principle author of “Aiding the Peace” that resulted from this.
This event is open to all. The talk will be loosely based on a policy brief which can be found at www.elac.ox.ac.uk/ohg/events