Peter Taylor

Associate Director

Associate Director for Think Tank Initiatives at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada. Before joining IDRC in 2009, Peter was the Leader of the Participation, Power and Social Change Team, at the Institute of Development Studies, UK. Previously, he was a Technical Advisor for the Swiss development-cooperation NGO Helvetas, and Lecturer at the Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Department at the University of Reading, UK. He has PhD and Master’s degrees in agricultural education and has worked, published and taught on the theory and practice of capacity development in international contexts, and the role of education systems and institutions in participatory and social change. He has particular interests in organizational learning and change, and program evaluation. He has worked in many countries of the world, including East and Southern Africa, Central, South and South East Asia and Latin America.

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on January 23, 2018
Peter Taylor speaks about significant changes in practice that help catalyse progress towards the health-related SDGs.
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on July 13, 2017
Globally, both universities and think tanks provide policymakers, civil society organizations, the media, and other actors with the evidence they need.
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on February 6, 2017
This post by Peter Taylor, Associate Director for Think Tank Initiatives at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), describes a number of efforts currently underway to highlight how policy research institutions can make a real difference through contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.
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on February 23, 2016
In the seventh post in this series, Peter Taylor shares insights and lessons from his role as coordinator of the OCB Action Research project.