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Peter Burr

Peter Burr leads our Water team. He is a development economist with seven years’ experience in the sustainable financing and management of water and sanitation services.

Peter worked for three years at IRC WASH where he led the global, multi-disciplinary research workstream of the multi-million dollar ‘WASHCost’ project. He led on a variety of different research projects, including hygiene cost-effectiveness analysis, asset management planning, and service delivery monitoring.

Since joining us, Peter has managed the Oxford Policy Management-led component of the World Bank’s large WASH Poverty Diagnostics Initiative, along with value for money analyses for Global Sanitation Fund programmes in seven countries, and operational research in south Asia.

Peter is currently managing two WASH assignments for UNICEF, including a mid-term review of Ghana’s urban sanitation programme. He is also managing a six-country evaluation and urban sector functionality assessment on behalf of Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor, and a sanitation and social marketing initiative in Lusaka.

Peter holds a PhD from Cranfield University, an MSc in Water, Science and Governance from Cranfield University, and a BA in International Relations and Political Science from the University of Birmingham.