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Penny Davies has 17 years of experience in working on environment and development issues with employments and assignments at research institutes, universities, international organizations and NGOs.

She currently works as an independent consultant and is part time Policy Adviser at Swedish NGO Diakonia. Her work has focussed on the changing development cooperation landscape  – so called “emerging donors”, South-South and triangular cooperation, the role of the BRICS and private sector in development. Tax and domestic resource mobilisation in developing countries is also a key focus area in her work.

She has worked as a consultant for the OECD Development Assistance Committee, the World Bank and the UNDP among others have published her reports and articles. For example, in 2014 she worked with UNDP China as a facilitator of the preparatory workshop for South-South Cooperation providers, ahead of the First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership in Mexico on April 15-16, 2014. In 2008 she wrote the report “Aid Effectiveness and non-DAC providers of development assistance”, commissioned by the OECD-DAC, which served as the official background document to one of the Roundtables at the 3rd High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness held in Accra in September 2008.

She conducts research, speaks at international conferences and engages in debates on current and future trends in development cooperation.