Abby Riddell

Associate Consultant

Abby Riddell, an educational planner, has been involved professionally in education and development for over thirty years, as Aid Effectiveness Advisor in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in Cambodia, earlier freelance, and before that as a senior programme specialist at UNESCO/Paris, and in a variety of other capacities, as DFID’s education adviser in Zambia, as a senior lecturer in educational planning at the University of London’s Institute of Education and the Harvard Institute for International Development. As an independent consultant, she has worked for a wide spectrum of development agencies in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, carrying out training primarily in ministries of education, research, evaluation, donor coordination, impact assessment, appraisal and review. In recent years, she has undertaken a large number of assignments focusing on the development and implementation of sector-wide approaches and other new aid modalities, particularly in advancing the EFA agenda.

Ph.D in Education, University of London, Institute of Education (1988)
M.Phil in Development Studies, University of Sussex, Institute of Development Studies (1977)
B.A. (Hons) in Social Studies, Radcliffe College, Harvard University (1974)