I am the new Head of Profession for Social Development at DFID. I will be using this space to highlight new research, policy and ideas for social development that are brewing in DFID and worldwide. This week I am going …
Paul Healey, Head of Profession Social Development
I am Head of Profession for the Social Development Group in DFID. I lead a diverse group of 80+ professionals building organisations technical capability in social issues. Previously I have led the UK’s engagement with the World Bank, managed DFID’s Growth Policy Team and worked in diverse places such as Sudan, Somalia, Brazil among others. I have also been in the private sector and worked in research and for the Government in Brazil.
A couple of weeks ago I attended a number of fascinating sessions at the International Growth Centre’s Growth Week. One event that particularly stuck in my mind focused on the role China is playing in Africa. At the UN Millennium …
I've noticed the term "growth" is often misunderstood when it comes to development. I’ve even had people thinking I work on agricultural issues – helping things to grow! What I really do is make sure DFID is effective at supporting …
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