Dr Andrew Norton took up the position of Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in June 2015.
IIED works to promote social and environmental justice, with a strong emphasis on driving change that benefits the poorest people in the poorest countries.
From his Doctoral fieldwork in rural Mali through a career that has spanned research, academic and development institutions he has focused on issues of poverty, inequality, participation, natural resource governance and climate change.
Previously he was Director of Research at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and has worked in the World Bank and DFID. At the World Bank he co-led a programme on the Social Dimensions of Climate Change and also led on Poverty and Social Impact Analysis and rights based approaches to social policy. At DFID he worked in a range of roles, from head of a community forestry project in Northern Ghana to leading the Social Development professional group.
Read Andrew Norton's latest article "Fighting for the future - sustainable development and the battle for ideas in 2017".