Peter O’Flynn is a Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), whose research interests include development finance, impact investing, monitoring and evaluation and entrepreneurship. Since joining IDS in 2016, he has worked on a number of projects including the Evaluation of the Development Finance Institution CDC Investment Group, specifically looking at investment mobilization, demonstration effects, investor sentiment and macroeconomic analysis, and in Monitoring and Evaluation in smallholder agriculture value chains. He is also involved in Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA), focusing on business investment in agricultural commercialization. Prior to joining IDS, Peter worked as an Independent Consultant for Itad and a Research Analyst for Campden Wealth. Peter holds a BSc. in Economics from the University of York and a MSc. in Development Economics and Policy from the University of Manchester.