Dr John Barrett


Before leaving the UK Senior Civil Service in 2014, Dr Barrett was the chief adviser on climate, environment, infrastructure and livelihoods at the Department for International Development (DFID). In addition to other senior roles in DFID’s Policy and Research Division, he spent some 16 years working on country programmes in southern Africa and Pakistan. Dr Barrett previously spent 18 years at the Natural Resources Institute, eventually holding the post of Assistant Director. He was awarded an OBE in 2007 for services to development and currently works as an independent consultant on international development.