Employment history


Senior Consultant,  2001 – 2009, July 2012 – Present

I returned to consulting in July 2012 after leaving the World Bank.  I have more than twenty years’ experience in consulting.

Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist, World Bank, 2009 – 2012

Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist in the World Bank’s Water Unit.  Provided technical support to lending operations for rural water supply, and managed knowledge and learning activities for water specialists within the Bank.

Senior Partner, HAP Consultants, 1998 – 2000

Evaluated socio-economic impact on beneficiaries of Danish mixed credit support to projects in Ghana, Maldives, China, and Vietnam.

Identified stakeholders in an urban environmental project in Tanzania (Tanga).

Evaluated Danida rural water program in Uganda and rural water supply project in Karnataka, India.

Project Researcher, Danish Centre for Development Research, 1995 – 1998

Conducted field study in Malawi of the sustainability of rural water systems (Afridev handpumps and piped schemes) constructed with a participatory approach.

Reviewed Danida rural water and sanitation project in Tanzania.

Findings published in World Development and Public Administration and Development.

Senior Consultant, Denconsult, 1990 – 1995

Undertook short-term consulting assignments for Danida on socio-economic issues such as community participation in water supply programs

Undertook a long-term assignment to develop and manage the community component of the Danida rural water supply and sanitation program in Mbeya, Iringa, and Kagera Regions, Tanzania.  Designed and developed a highly-regarded activity to provide post-construction support to the community management of water supplies.  Designed and implemented training program for project field staff.

Guest Researcher, Institute d’Etude du Développement Economique et Social, Université de Paris I, 1990

Finalized research on politics behind a French-financed hydropower dam in Kenya.  Findings published in Politique Africaine (no. 40, 1990) and Cahiers d’Etudes Africaines.

Senior Socio-economic Adviser, Hifab International, 1986 – 1990

Worked on the SIDA-assisted Water Financial Management Project in Embu, Kenya.  Developed and managed the activity to form community water boards and hand over to them rural piped schemes which had previously been operated by the government.

Worked on the SIDA Health and Sanitation through Water (Hesawa) Program in Mara, Mwanza, and Kagera Regions, Tanzania.  Developed and managed a community participation and post-construction support component.

Senior Scholar, Fulbright Africa Senior Scholar Program, 1985 – 1986

Conducted comparative study of how two donor-assisted rural water supply programs handled the political economy of Tanzania.  Findings published in Public Administration and Development.

Assistant Professor, Colby College, 1983 – 1985

Taught methodology, African politics, and comparative politics in the Government Department.  Completed study of the political economy of structural adjustment in Tanzania.

Lecturer, University of Dar es Salaam, 1979 – 1982

Taught methodology in the Political Science Department.  Conducted research on the political economy of pro-poor donor-assisted rural development programs in Tanzania.  Findings published in the Journal of Development Studies.