Peter Taylor

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.

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on December 14, 2018
In this blog, Emily Hayter (INASP) and Peter Taylor (IDRC) reflect on conversations around citizen evidence held at the “African Evidence Informed Policy Forum” in Nairobi, in March 2018 and the “Evidence 2018” conference held in Pretoria, in September 2018.
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on December 13, 2018
In this blog, Peter Taylor shares insights from a satellite session on "Citizen Evidence and Evidence-informed Policy-Making" organized jointly by IDRC, TTI, and AFIDEP in Pretoria.
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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.