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Peter Harrington

Natural Resources and Energy team leader

Natural Resources and Energy team leader

Peter Harrington currently leads OPM’s Natural Resources and Energy portfolio. He works across several of OPM’s technical areas but his particular expertise lies in the links between energy, infrastructure and economic growth.

He has experience providing high-level policy advice to governments on energy sector reform, clean energy policy, extractives governance, industrial and investment policy, and the design and implementation of complex infrastructure projects in almost twenty countries. He has advised the UK, Norwegian, and US governments, the World Bank and other members of the aid community on reform implementation. Peter also works closely with OPM’s Public Sector Governance team, leading OPM’s thinking and innovation around adaptive management and implementation – especially problem-driven iterative adaptation (PDIA) which he helped develop before joining OPM.

Prior to joining us, Peter led large PDIA reform projects in Sri Lanka and Albania for the Harvard Center for International Development, was a senior associate at Infrastructure Development Partners, a senior adviser and deputy country head at the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, and director of external affairs at the UK think tank Demos.

Peter holds a BA in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he was a Fulbright Scholar.