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Stephen Pollard

Consultant Development Economist, formerly Principal Economist with the Asian Development Bank
Stephen Pollard Steve Pollard has 40 years' experience working as an economist in macro, micro, sector and project analyses, in economic reform, economic management, and general development. He began his career as an Agricultural Economist with the World Bank Karonga Rural Development Project in Malawi in 1973. He has since undertaken other resident assignments in Kenya, Kiribati, the Turks & Caicos Islands, UK and the USA. He was a Director of a successful private company in Sydney, Australia from 1988 to 1992. He was then employed as a Research Fellow for the East-West Center in Hawaii from 1992 to 1996. He then worked for the Asian Development Bank as an economist in various positions from 1996 to 2011.

Stephen has extensive experience of short and medium term analytical and advisory assignments in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands and South America. He is the author of several papers on economic development in Africa, the Pacific, and on private sector development, poverty and economic theory. He is now a consultant.
 
Mr. Pollard holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Lancaster (UK) and a Masters degree with Distinction in Agricultural Economics from the University of Leeds (UK).