Tom Harrison
Private Sector Development and Partnership Consultant

A sustainable development professional currently working through my company ‘Partner for Development,’ I have 30-years’ experience in the development sector. My interest and experience is in improving the lives of people living in poverty in market-based interventions, through facilitating collaboration between the private sector, government and NGOs to address poverty and disadvantage, and by measuring and evaluating impact.

Following a number of management roles in NGOs and the tea sector, Tom became an independent consultant focussing on private sector development and cross-sector partnership. He has completed assignments for, among others, DFID, GIZ, the World Bank and UNDP. For a decade Tom had a lead role in management of the Business Innovation Facility (BIF) for which he was Technical Director for which he supporting BIF’s work in Myanmar he was involved in supporting large companies to develop innovative business models that benefit people on low incomes. This year Tom has led new partnership development for the Work and Opportunities For Women (WOW) Programme and has undertaken a review of a market-systems programme in Zambia and an evaluation of a partnership between Oxfam and Unilever.

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