Research Staff

Peter James Evans

Director, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

Current projects

I am a social development and governance specialist with 25 years of experience across international development, public policy, and social and political research.

Understanding and tackling corruption has been a thread running through my career, including in 20 years spent working in Tanzania, India, Malawi, and Bangladesh. I hold a PhD in medical geography (urban health in Tanzania), and my approach to understanding and tackling governance problems combines technical and political approaches.

I spent 20 years in DFID/FCDO, and from 2014 I led the commissioning team for Governance, Conflict, Inclusion and Humanitarian research. In this role I designed and led the Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) programme, and oversaw a wide range of other research programmes on themes including applied political economy, taxation, cities, tackling gender inequality, VAWG, migration, crime and conflict.