Andrew Hurst

Program Leader

Andrew has spent the last two decades working in research, policy and programs at the nexus of environment and development issues. He began his career working on humanitarian response and post-conflict reconstruction with CARE Canada in the Balkans and Central Africa. He later worked on genetic resource governance policy with Environment Canada. In 2008, he joined the Canadian International Development Agency, where he worked on a range of economic and social policy issues prior to his posting to Ethiopia in 2012 as the field-based Deputy Director of the Pan Africa Regional Program. He has lived in Tanzania and Ethiopia, and worked in a number of other countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. He has undertaken policy focused research with the Overseas Development Institute and has taught at both the University of Oxford and Carleton University. He has a Doctorate (Geography) and a Master’s of Science (Environmental Change and Management) from the University of Oxford, a Master’s (Political Philosophy and African Politics) from McGill University and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Studies) from Queen’s University, Kingston.

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on December 19, 2018
In this blog, Andrew Hurst(IDRC) and Jenny Lah(Independent Consultant) reflects on discussions from the recent Think Tank Initiative Exchange in Bangkok on exploring collaborative opportunities with Chinese think tanks.
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on November 16, 2018
Ten years of think tank support demonstrates their importance in addressing policy challenges.
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on October 18, 2018
This piece is the first in a blog series on the Rise of Chinese Think Tanks.
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on November 30, 2016
This is the final post in a series on think tanks and climate change edited by Nikki Lulham and Erika Malich.
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on May 3, 2016
The second conference of the Iniciativa Latinoamericana de Investigación para las Políticas Públicas (ILAIPP) – in English, the Latin American Initiative for Public Policy - just wrapped up here in Lima and it was, by all accounts, a successful event.