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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.



CDC Longitudinal Development Impact Study

The CDC Group plc is a Development Finance Institution (DFI) wholly owned by the UK government. Its mission is to support the growth of businesses and infrastructure development throughout Africa and South Asia in order to create jobs and make a difference to people’s lives in some of the...




Study of CDC’s mobilisation of private investment

This report has been prepared at the end of a 12-month Inception Phase for the study of CDC’s mobilisation. The team is composed of staff from Itad, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Open Capital Advisors (OCA) and Ipsos MORI. Taken from the excutive summary The primary aims of the...

23 January 2019


Smallholder Data: What Information Does the Private Sector Collect About Smallholders, How Can it be Improved, and How is it Relevant to the SDGs?

This summary presents findings from a DFID research funded project, covering the data that is currently collected by agribusinesses and their financiers about smallholders across six value chains in three countries: Ethiopia, Kenya and Malawi. Eighteen actors completed questionnaires or engaged...

31 December 2018

Peter O’Flynn’s recent work