James Joughin has over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of natural resources-based policies and projects (agribusiness, agriculture, environment, rural development, financial services, climate change) as well as social and institutional issues (poverty reduction, livelihoods, participation, policy reform, evaluation). He has some nine years residential experience working for developing country governments and has also undertaken consultancy assignments in over 20 countries, many as Team Leader. He has worked for both public and private sector clients. He is one of six partners in the successful consultancy business, Development Associates, Copenhagen.
James started his career as a Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute, posted in St Vincent, West Indies. He then spent 5 years with the Tropical Products Institute of ODA (later NRI), with numerous consultancy assignments. Between 1984 and 1988 he was Principal Agricultural Economist with the Ministry of Agriculture in Papua New Guinea. On returning to Europe in 1988, he was Divisional Director/Chief Economist at Cargill Technical Services. In 1993 he began working with Development Associates in Copenhagen and, in 1999, he became a partner there.
He has considerable experience of East Africa and in 2010 concluded more than three years as Senior Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries, Uganda. His current areas of interest are institutional and policy reform, political economy, private sector development and evaluation.
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