Ray Purcell is an economist with over 30 years’ experience as a consultant. His strengths are in national and sector strategic planning; public expenditure planning and management; and reviews, evaluations, and programme and project design especially in the rural development and livelihoods areas. Ray has extensive experience of guiding and supporting the preparation processes of national and sector strategic plans, most recently having helped with the preparation of the new SADC Vulnerability Assessment Strategic Plan (during 2016), and with the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy in Rwanda (2012-13). His public expenditure work is currently focused on the integration of climate change. Ray is a skilled team leader and communicator with a track record of successfully leading teams, including working with international and local consultants on complex assignments. He has been the team leader or team member of numerous consultancies for a variety of clients both bilaterals (DFID, Danida, MCF, Irish Aid) and multilaterals (World Bank, EC, UNDP, AfDB, IFAD).
MA, Agricultural Economics, University of Leeds (1975)
Postgraduate Diploma, International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, European Centre of the Schools of Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Italy (1971)