Peter Taylor is the Director of Strategic Development at IDRC, based in Ottawa, Canada. Currently he is leading engagement efforts and coordination for the vision, strategy, implementation, and monitoring of a new strategic plan for the Centre. He previously led a multidisciplinary team at IDRC that strengthens policy research capacity in developing countries on issues of economic policy, governance, and health systems. Prior to that he was Associate Director for the Think Tank Initiative. He has over 30 years of experience in international development, including positions at the Institute of Development Studies, UK; Helvetas Vietnam; University of Reading, UK; and the Department of Secondary Education, Botswana.