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Peter O’Flynn

Research Officer

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.

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Research themes of interest
Evidence into Policy and Practice
Geographical expertise
South East Asia Sub Saharan Africa

Peter O’Flynn’s recent work


DFIs and Development Impact: An Evaluation of Swedfund

Swedens Development Finance Institution Swedfund was established in 1979. Swedfund’s mandate is to invest in poor countries, through equity acquisitions in individual companies, through funds or through lending. The overarching objective is the same as the objective for Sweden’s...

1 January 2018